Letter from Aaron Klug to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Aaron Klug to Francis Crick
Creator:
Klug, Aaron
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
12 October 1976
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.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 23. Folder: PP/CRI/D/2/18
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Aaron Klug.
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
Crystallography, X-Ray, Chromatin, and Nucleosomes
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
Relation:
Letter from Aaron Klug to Francis Crick, 1976
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:
SCBBPV
NLM ID:
101584582X222
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Embryology and the Organization of DNA in Higher Organisms, 1966-1976