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From our first conversations we assumed that the DNA molecule contained a very large number of nucleotides linearly linked together in a regular way . Again our reasoning was partially based upon simplicity .
Maurice had told Francis , however , that the diameter of the DNA molecule was thicker than would be the case if only one polynucleotide ( a collection of nucleotides ) chain were present . This made him think that the DNA molecule was ...
A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA James D. Watson ... Decisions had to be made about the number of polynucleotide chains within the DNA molecule . Superficially , the X - ray data were compatible with two ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tgraettinger - LibraryThing
Wonderful account of the discovery of DNA. Had almost the feel of a detective novel. It's a very easy, quick read. If you can find it, there is a video, "The Race for the Double Helix" aka "Life Story ... Read full review
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A very personal account by the author James Watson on how he and his colleague Francis Crick with the help of others beat Linus Pauling to win the coveted Nobel prize for identifying the structure of ... Read full review