Letter from Francis Crick to Aaron Klug


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Aaron Klug
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Klug, Aaron
Date:
1 July 1977
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.
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 the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. and http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
DNA and Nucleosomes
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
Relation:
Letter from Aaron Klug to Francis Crick, 1977
Letter from Francis Crick to Aaron Klug, 1977
Letter from Francis Crick to Aaron Klug, 1977
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:
SCBBQF
NLM ID:
101584582X230
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
From Molecular Biology to Neurobiology, 1976-2004