, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 550–569 | Cite as

On the molecular structure of chromosomes

  • D. M. Wrinch


It is suggested that the construction of molecular models of the chromosome may prove to be a fruitful way of attacking the fundamental problems of cytology and genetics. Certain micelles consisting of molecules of protamine-nucleate are suggested for consideration. They are designed to interpret in molecular terms the postulates of genetics and the nature of the gene, and are constructed with special reference to the findings of the cytologists as to the capacity of the chromosomes to swell, to contract, to grow and to divide.


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  • D. M. Wrinch
    • 1
  1. 1.Oxford UniversityEngland

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