Structure of Small Viruses

@article{Crick1956StructureOS,
  title={Structure of Small Viruses},
  author={F. Crick and J. Watson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1956},
  volume={177},
  pages={473-475}
}
  • F. Crick, J. Watson
  • Published 1956
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Renewing their collaboration during Watson's return to the Cavendish laboratory in the fall of 1955, Watson and Crick in this article laid out a theory for explaining why all plant viruses whose structure had been studied up to that time were very similar in shape, either rod-shaped (cylindrical) or spherical. In developing their theory they once again benefited from their complementary expertise, namely Crick's extensive knowledge of X-ray crystallography and Watson's previous studies with… CONTINUE READING
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