Structure of Polyglycine II


Title:
Structure of Polyglycine II
Creator:
Rich, Alexander
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
22 October 1955
Description:
During the 1950s Crick made crucial contributions not only to the study of DNA and the genetic code, but to X-ray structure analysis of important biological molecules. In this paper, Crick and Alexander Rich, a visiting physical chemist in the Cavendish laboratory who had studied the structure of RNA with James Watson at the California Institute of Technology, applied X-ray diffraction theory to deduce the three-dimensional structure of polyglycene II, a synthetic polymer consisting of an array of polypeptide chains made up solely of the amino acid glycene.
Periodical:
Nature
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Nature Publishing Group. and http://www.nature.com/nature/
Genre:
Articles
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
Periodical. Crick, Francis, and Alexander Rich. "Structure of Polyglycine II." Nature 176, 4486 (22 October 1955): 780-781. Article. 2 Images.. Nature
Legacy ID:
SCBBZK
NLM ID:
101584582X392
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Defining the Genetic Coding Problem, 1954-1957