Letter from Andre Lwoff, Institut Pasteur (France) to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Andre Lwoff, Institut Pasteur (France) to Francis Crick
Creator:
Institut Pasteur (Paris, France)
Lwoff, Andre, 1902-
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
13 September 1957
Description:
In this letter Lwoff raised the problem that the two chains of the double helix had a different base sequence because they were complementary (and not identical), which meant that if each chain individually coded for proteins, the proteins would be different from one another.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 10. Folder: PP/CRI/D/1/1/12
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Institut Pasteur Service des Archives.
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
Genetic Code
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
Relation:
Letter from Francis Crick to Andre Lwoff, Institut Pasteur (France), 1957
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
Original Repository. Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers. 11646. URL. http://archives.wellcome.ac.uk/
Legacy ID:
SCBBBW
NLM ID:
101584582X11
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Defining the Genetic Coding Problem, 1954-1957