Watson to Delbruck, 1953

Homework: The above sketch of the Watson-Crick model of DNA was included in a 1953 letter from James Watson to his teacher, Max Delbrück.

 

1. Print a copy of the sketch. Using it as a model, draw a pair of accurate models of the T / A and C / G pairs: label carbon & nitrogen atoms, identify single- and double-bonds, etc.

 

2. Watson's sketch contains at least one fundamental error: identify and correct it.

 


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