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The Rosalind Franklin Papers

Letter from F. C. Bawden to Rosalind Franklin pdf (52,444 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from F. C. Bawden to Rosalind Franklin
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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1956-05-29 (May 29, 1956)
Bawden, F. C.
Rothamsted Experimental Station
Franklin, Rosalind
Original Repository: Churchill Archives Centre. The Papers of Rosalind Franklin
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Tobacco Mosaic Virus
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Envisioning Viruses: Birkbeck College, London, 1953-1958
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Letters (correspondence)
Series: Work on Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV)
Folder: Correspondence Regarding Franklin's Research, 1953-1958
29th May, 1956.
Dear Miss Franklin,
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.
Yours sincerely,
F. C. Bawden
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