Letter from Sydney Brenner to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Sydney Brenner to Francis Crick
Creator:
Brenner, Sydney
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
24 March 1959
Description:
Brenner here reported results from his research with mutations of the phages (bacterial viruses) T2 and T4, research designed to match a mutation in the fine structure of a phage gene to changes in a protein whose synthesis the virus triggered when it infected a bacterial cell. Brenner sought to give experimental support to Crick's sequence hypothesis: that the sequence of the bases in DNA specified the order of the amino acids in the polypeptide chain of proteins.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 8. Folder: PP/CRI/D/1/1/2
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Sydney Brenner.
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
Genetic Code
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
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:
SCBBNV
NLM ID:
101584582X202
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Deciphering the Genetic Code, 1958-1966