Letter from Francis Crick to Aaron Klug [letter 2]


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Aaron Klug [letter 2]
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Klug, Aaron
Date:
27 April 1977
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.
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:
4 pages
Relation:
Letter from Francis Crick to Aaron Klug [letter 1], 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:
SCBBQL
NLM ID:
101584582X235
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
From Molecular Biology to Neurobiology, 1976-2004