Letter from Francis Crick to Aaron Klug


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Aaron Klug
Description:
Crick here made a final comment on a draft of a paper by Klug regarding the spatial arrangement of DNA and histones in nucleosomes, particularly whether the DNA helix was itself coiled in a nucleosome (forming a coiled coil, or superhelix). Crick warned that "the whole question of the conformation of superhelical DNA in solution is full of difficulties.". In the last paragraph Crick took issue with the an alternative model of DNA presented by R. A. Rodley and colleagues in which the two strands of DNA were straight rather than helical.
Extent:
2 pages
Date Created:
1 July 1977
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Klug, Aaron (Aaron Klug)
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 the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. and http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/
Subject:
DNA and Nucleosomes
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBQF
NLM ID:
101584582X230
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 23. Folder: PP/CRI/D/2/18