The coil-spring properties of chromosomes. Their common structural, mechanical and mathematical attributes.

Laughlin, Harry Hamilton (1936) The coil-spring properties of chromosomes. Their common structural, mechanical and mathematical attributes. Genetica, 18 (5/6). pp. 126-145.

URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF015071...
DOI: 10.1007/BF01507190

Abstract

It is found that many of the phenomena which cytologists and geneticists have reported in chromosomes are mechanically, chemically, electrically and mathematically explainable if, in fact, at the time of duplication and separation, chromosomes possess the shape and certain physical properties of coil-springs. The coil-spring principle, with particular reference to timing and orientation, is the key to a consistent and systematic interpretation of many essential aspects of chromosomal duplication and separation. The more carefully and extensively research delves into the matter, the more frequently, (both in phenomena found and in phenomena apparently denied by Nature) common qualities are discovered in living chromosomes and in mechanical coil-springs.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > chromosomes, structure and function
history > eugenics
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Communities: Station for Experimental Evolution at Cold Spring Harbor
Depositing User: Elizabeth Pessala
Date: 1936
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 14:23
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2017 14:23
URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/35523

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