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They thought that all the internucleotide links were phosphodiester bonds joining
sugar carbon atom # 5 to sugar carbon atom # 3 of the adjacent nucleotide . As
organic chemists they were concerned with how the atoms were linked together ...
There existed no accurate representations of the groups of atoms unique to DNA
. Neither phosphorus atoms nor the purine and pyrimidine bases were on hand .
Rapid improvisation would be necessary since there was no base O sugar ...
By spending less than a minute with the summary and the introduction , I was
soon at the figures showing the locations of the essential atoms . At once I felt
something was not right . I could not pinpoint the mistake , however , until I looked
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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