Letter from Francis Crick to Aaron Klug [letter 2]


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Aaron Klug [letter 2]
Description:
In his letter to Klug--the second in a day, demonstrating how involved Crick remained in DNA research even after his relocation to the Salk Institute and his switch to neurobiology--Crick further speculated on the structure of DNA and its associated proteins, the histones, as it appears on the chromosomes of higher organisms. In particular he examined the idea that the nucleosomes, assemblies of DNA and histones with a regular, repeating bead-like shape, formed solenoids, or coiled, tubular structures. Crick here discussed what dimensions and symmetrical properties such solenoids would have to possess to fit the X-ray and electron microscope evidence reported by Klug and others.
Extent:
4 pages
Date Created:
27 April 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:
SCBBQL
NLM ID:
101584582X235
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 23. Folder: PP/CRI/D/2/18