Letter from Sewell Champe to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Sewell Champe to Francis Crick
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.
Extent:
2 pages
Date Created:
1 March 1967
Creator:
Champe, Sewell (Sewell Champe)
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Source:
Original Repository. Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers. 11646. URL. http://archives.wellcome.ac.uk/
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Right Type:
Permission Granted - No Conditions
Right Statement:
Reproduced with permission of Mark Champe.
Subject:
Molecular Biology
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBPB
NLM ID:
101584582X207
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 8. Folder: PP/CRI/D/1/1/3