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The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers

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Approximation of Genetic Code Via Cell-Free Protein Synthesis Directed by Template RNA pdf (996,648 Bytes) ocr (34,338 Bytes)
Approximation of Genetic Code Via Cell-Free Protein Synthesis Directed by Template RNA
Description:
This article offers a solution to the technical problems of a direct biochemical approach to deciphering the genetic code. Comparison of the nucleotide sequence of a gene with the amino acid sequence of its corresponding protein remained problematic as the sequence of nucleotides in each coding was initially unknown. The authors demonstrate with experimental evidence that there are only a certain number of possible nucleotides per code word. Additionally, by using tobacco mosaic virus RNA to direct the cell-free synthesis of a protein resembling TMV, the experiment suggests at least part of the genetic code appears to be universal.
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
7 (996,648 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
January-February 1963
Creator:
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Matthaei, J. Heinrich
Jones, Oliver W. Jr
Martin, Robert G.
Barondes, Samuel H.
Source:
Periodical: Nirenberg, Marshall W., J. Heinrich Matthaei, Oliver W. Jones Jr, Robert G. Martin, and Samuel H. Barondes. "Approximation of Genetic Code Via Cell-Free Protein Synthesis Directed by Template RNA." Federation Proceedings 22, ([January-February 1963]): 55-61. Article. 7 Images.
Publisher:
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
DNA
RNA
RNA, Messenger
Exhibit Category:
Translating the Code of Life and the Nobel Prize, 1962-1968
Unique Identifier:
JJBBJJ
Document Type:
Articles
Language:
English
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application/pdf
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Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-04-21
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