Letter from Aaron Klug to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Aaron Klug to Francis Crick
Creator:
Klug, Aaron
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
6 April 1977
Description:
Klug here further detailed X-ray and electron microscope evidence on the three-dimensional configuration of atoms within crystals of DNA, particularly the dense packing of such atoms in nucleosomes, bead-like compounds of DNA and structural proteins called histones. Klug's structural studies of nucleic acid and protein complexes showed that most chromosomal DNA did not appear in the classic helical form described by Crick and Watson, and won him the 1982 Nobel Prize in chemistry.. NOTE: The last line on page one is cut off in the original copy scanned for the National Library of Medicine.
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:
DNA, Nucleosomes, and Crystallography, X-Ray
Format:
Text
Extent:
4 pages
Relation:
Letter from Aaron Klug to Francis Crick, 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:
SCBBQP
NLM ID:
101584582X238
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
From Molecular Biology to Neurobiology, 1976-2004