The Double Helix - Study Guide Chapter 28 Summary & Analysis

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Maurice immediately saw the beauty of the DNA structure, accepting all the arguments that went into its construction. The author comments how essential it was to the development of DNA that Jerry was sharing an office with Watson and Crick. Without his expertise in structural chemistry, the team would certainly not have hit on the correct structure, when they did.

King's lab began comparing their experimental results to the double helix structure, and determined that it supported the model. Rosy also supported the model, which surprised Watson. She had, though, come to realize that her X-rays did support a helix and the model supported her idea that the backbone was on the outside and the bases on the inside. Her attitude changed to a much more colleagueal one. Todd confirmed that the sugar-phosphate backbone chemistry was correct and agreed about the form of the bases.

Watson went...

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