F. C. Bawden (1908-1971) was a pioneering plant pathologist and virologist based at the Rothamsted Experimental Station in
England. He and N. W. Pirie were longtime collaborators in plant virology. During 1957 Franklin's team studied a number
of different virus samples provided by Bawden, and elucidated their structures.
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Bawden, F. C.
Rothamsted Experimental Station
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I was interested to hear that the preparation of cowpea strain of tobacco mosaic virus propagated in bean differed significantly
from the normal strain. I can see no reason why the preparation from tobacco has failed to give you a well oriented specimen,
for I would have expected this to have been, if anything, purer than the preparation from beans, and to behave very like the
type strain of tobacco mosaic virus.
The virus from bean has the same susceptibility to inactivation by ultra-violet light as U2, but I have no reason to think
that the two are similar in any other properties.
I hope you have a profitable and interesting time in the U.S.A.