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together by hydrogen bonds between groups on the same chain . 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 ...
If only the King's groups had thought about models , they would have asked which salt was present and we would not be placed in this tiresome position . But , with luck , the addition of magnesium or possibly calcium ions to the sugar ...
Then I realized that the phosphate groups in Linus ' model were not ionized , but that each group contained a bound hydrogen atom and so had no net charge . Pauling's nucleic acid in a sense was not an acid at all .
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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