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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Thank you for your letter. We did make measurements on the TMV strain you sent me, obtained from leguminous plants, and found
significant differences between it and the common strain. We have not yet got satisfactory measurements on the same strain
grown in tobacco, which you sent us at the same time. At the moment our X-ray tube is out of action, but as soon as it is
repaired we intend to take this up again and I shall, of course, send you the results.