Letter from Sewell Champe to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Sewell Champe to Francis Crick
Creator:
Champe, Sewell
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
1 March 1967
Description:
Champe here told further of his efforts to map the rII region of the bacteriophage T2. His goal was to map changes in the mutant strain rII to changes in the amino acid sequence of the protein for which it coded. (Bacterial viruses are composed of nucleoprotein, an assembly of nucleic acid and protein, which upon infection enters the bacterial cell, where it induces the synthesis of more viral nucleoprotein.) Champ was beginning to isolate and purify parts of the polypeptide for which rII coded.. Champ's letter illustrates the degree to which research in molecular genetics depended on collaboration between laboratories across countries and across continents, on the exchange of researchers, ideas, and experimental strains.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 8. Folder: PP/CRI/D/1/1/3
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Mark Champe.
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
Molecular Biology
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
Relation:
Letter from Francis Crick to Sewell Champe, 1967
Letter from Francis Crick to Sewell Champe, 1966
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:
SCBBPB
NLM ID:
101584582X207
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Embryology and the Organization of DNA in Higher Organisms, 1966-1976