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dc.contributor.editorGuerrero, Anna Clemenciaen_US
dc.creatorHernandez, Victoria
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-03T16:26:53Z
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dc.date.created2019-06-03
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13104
dc.description.abstractWilliam Thomas Astbury studied the structures of fibrous materials, including fabrics, proteins, and deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, in England during the twentieth century. Astbury employed X-ray crystallography, a technique in which scientists use X-rays to learn about the molecular structures of materials. Astbury worked at a time when scientists had not yet identified DNA’s structure or function in genes, the genetic components responsible for how organisms develop and reproduce. He was one of the first scientists to use X-ray crystallography to study the structure of DNA. According to historians, Astbury helped establish the field of molecular biology as he connected microscopic changes in the structure of materials to changes in their large-scale properties. Astbury and his images helped scientists to understand the structure of DNA and its role in genetics.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshAstbury, William Thomas, 1898-1961en_US
dc.subject.lcshDNAen_US
dc.subject.lcshX-ray crystallographyen_US
dc.subject.lcshX-ray crystallography--Techniqueen_US
dc.subject.lcshNucleic acidsen_US
dc.subject.lcshDNA-protein interactionsen_US
dc.subject.lcshNucleotide sequenceen_US
dc.subject.lcshTextile researchen_US
dc.subject.lcshX-rays--Diffractionen_US
dc.subject.meshDNAen_US
dc.subject.meshCrystallography, X-Rayen_US
dc.titleWilliam Thomas Astbury (1898–1961)en_US
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dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
dc.subject.tagAstbury, William Thomasen_US
dc.subject.tagX-ray crystallographyen_US
dc.subject.tagDNAen_US
dc.subject.tagDNA structureen_US
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