Oliver Thewalt

    Oliver Thewalt

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    The structure of the thymus nucleic acid

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    "The Structure of Thymus Nucleic Acid." March 30, 1933.
    Notes written while visiting the University of California, Berkeley.


    The study of the chemistry of viruses begins properly with the work of Schlesinger (1933, 1934, 1936), who was the first person to isolate a virus, an Escherichia coli phage, in a reasonably pure state. Schlesinger first purified small amounts by a method similar to that used nowadays, and from his analyses of these preparations concluded that they consisted mainly of protein and nucleic acid. He also demonstrated that the latter was of the deoxyribose type. Bawden and Pirie (1937) following up Stanley's (1936) work on the tobacco mosaic virus, demonstrated conclusively that a number of plant viruses contained both ribonucleic acid and protein, and that they were in fact the only stable compounds containing both these components in constant proportions. Subsequently a large number of workers have shown that in every case viruses have proved to contain protein and either ribonucleic acid or deoxyribonucleic acid or both (and in...


    Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol 1953