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He had no difficulty deciding between a protein chemist and a nucleic - acid chemist . Though only about one half the mass of a bacterial virus was DNA ( the other half being protein ) , Avery's experiment made it smell like the ...
A vital component of TMV was nucleic acid , and so it was the perfect front to mask my continued interest in DNA . Admittedly the nucleic - acid component was not DNA but a second form of nucleic acid known as ribonucleic acid ( RNA ) .
Pauling's nucleic acid in a sense was not an acid at all . Moreover , the uncharged phosphate groups were not incidental features . The hydrogens were part of the hydrogen bonds that held together the three intertwined chains .
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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