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The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers

Title:
On the Translation of the Genetic Code pdf (1,947,972 Bytes) ocr (44,043 Bytes)
On the Translation of the Genetic Code
Description:
Draft of speech given at Columbia University for the "Symposium on the Relationship between Biological and Physical Sciences." This draft contains many of Dr. Nirenberg's handwritten notes. Emphasizing the remarkable similarity in codewords used by bacteria, amphibian, and mammalian processes and the fact that most, if not all, forms of life on the planet use almost the same genetic language, Nirenberg suggests that developments in genetic research also point to a physio-chemical or molecular basis for processes "governing such fundamentally biological phenomena as cell metabolism and replication." Nirenberg discusses the development of synthetic triplets, problems associated with degeneracy, base pairing explanations, and the possible role of protein synthesis in cell differentiation.
Number of Image Pages:
24 (1,947,972 Bytes)
Date:
1968-01 (January 1968)
Creator:
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Marshall W. Nirenberg.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Genetic Code
DNA
RNA
Codon
Exhibit Category:
Translating the Code of Life and the Nobel Prize, 1962-1968
Relation:
Metadata Record [Unpublished transcript of the Columbia University Symposium on the Relationship between Biological and Physical Sciences] [ca. 1966] pdf (1,523,937 Bytes) ocr (34,396 Bytes)
/ps/access/JJBBJR.pdf
Box Number: 127
Folder Number: 8
Unique Identifier:
JJBBJS
Document Type:
Speeches
Drafts (documents)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Poor
Series: Series VI: Professional Activities, 1951-2002
SubSeries: Conferences and Symposia, 1951-2002
Folder: Symposium on the Relationship between Biological and Physical Science (Columbia University, New York, NY) [includes draft of paper], [1966]
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2007-03-23
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