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As to the forces that held the chains together , the best guess seemed to be salt bridges in which divalent cations like Mg ++ held together two or more phosphate groups . Admittedly there was no evidence that Rosy's samples contained ...
The hydrogens were part of the hydrogen bonds that held together the three intertwined chains . Without the hydrogen atoms , the chains would immediately fly apart and the structure vanish . Everything I knew about nucleic - acid ...
When I got to our still empty office the following morning , I quickly cleared away the papers from my desk top so that I would have a large , flat surface on which to form pairs of bases held together by hydrogen bonds .
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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