An Error in Model Building [Editorial letter]


Title:
An Error in Model Building [Editorial letter]
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
[25 February 1967]
Description:
In this letter to the editor of Nature Crick cast doubt on the contention by two researchers at King's College that certain amino acids could bond directly to their codons (the triplet of bases of messenger RNA that specify a particular amino acid), without the intervention of messenger RNA. He drew on stereochemistry, the chemical theory that deals with the relations of atoms within the three-dimensional space of a molecule, to prove that the direct fit between amino acid and anticodon proposed by the two researchers was not possible.
Periodical:
Nature
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Nature Publishing Group. and http://www.nature.com/nature/index.html
Genre:
Articles
Letters (correspondence)
Format:
Text
Extent:
1 pages
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
Periodical. Crick, Francis. "An Error in Model Building" [Editorial letter]. Nature 213, ([25 February 1967]): 798. Article. Letter (correspondence). 1 Image.. Nature
Legacy ID:
SCBCDQ
NLM ID:
101584582X458
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Deciphering the Genetic Code, 1958-1966