Letter from Aaron Klug to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Aaron Klug to Francis Crick
Description:
Klug here reports further results of X-ray diffraction studies of crystals of chromatin in his laboratory. Chromatin is a filamentary (stringy) assembly of DNA and associated basic proteins called histones. It is the form in which genes are organized on the chromosomes.. Nucleosomes, also mentioned in the letter, are distinct complexes of histone and DNA in eukaryotic cells (cells with clearly-defined nuclei), and form specific sections of chromatin. Under the electron microscope nucleosomes appear as bead-like bodies on a string of DNA.
Extent:
2 pages
Date Created:
12 October 1976
Creator:
Klug, Aaron (Aaron Klug)
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 Aaron Klug.
Subject:
Crystallography, X-Ray, Chromatin, and Nucleosomes
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBPV
NLM ID:
101584582X222
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 23. Folder: PP/CRI/D/2/18