Letter from Francis Crick to Aaron Klug


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Aaron Klug
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Klug, Aaron
Date:
2 November 1976
Description:
Crick here commented on results of Klug's X-ray crystallographic studies of chromatin, the assembly of DNA and proteins that form the genetic material on the chromosomes of higher organisms, and of nucleosomes. Nucleosomes are distinct complexes on the chromosomes of eukaryotic cells (cells with clearly-defined nuclei), and consist of eight histone molecules wrapped by a DNA segment of about 150 base pairs in length. Under the electron microscope nucleosomes, which are linked to each other by DNA sequences about fifty base pairs in length, appear as bead-like bodies on a string.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 23. Folder: PP/CRI/D/2/19
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. and http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Drafts (documents)
Subject:
DNA, Chromatin, and Crystallography, X-Ray
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
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:
SCBBQY
NLM ID:
101584582X245
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
From Molecular Biology to Neurobiology, 1976-2004