The Croonian Lecture, 1966 - The genetic code

@article{Crick1967TheCL,
  title={The Croonian Lecture, 1966 - The genetic code},
  author={Francis H. C. Crick},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences},
  year={1967},
  volume={167},
  pages={331 - 347}
}
  • F. Crick
  • Published 18 April 1967
  • Biology, Chemistry
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences
Genes are made of nucleic acid. Enzymes are made of protein. The amino acid sequence of a particular protein is synthesized under instruction from a particular piece of nucleic acid. Each protein is made of one or more polypeptide chains, synthesized by condensing together amino acids, head to tail, with the elimination of water. A typical polypeptide chain is several hundred amino acid residues long. Nevertheless only twenty different kinds of amino acids are commonly found in proteins. This… 

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