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Chargaff,

Erwin, Austrian-U.S. biochemist, 1905–.
Chargaff rule - in double-stranded DNA the content of adenine residues equals the number of thymine and the number of cytosine equals the number of guanine.
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(12) Erwin Chargaff, Voices in the Labyrinth: Nature, Man, and Science, A Continuum Book (New York: Seabury Press, 1977), p.
Watson (now 23, became a research fellow at Cambridge) and Crick (now 35, and a graduate student there) had admired the work of Linus Pauling who had discovered in 1948 "that many proteins take the shape of an alpha helix, spiraled like a spring coil." (8) They were also aware of the studies of Erwin Chargaff, a biochemist, who, in 1951, announced that "the arrangement of nitrogen bases in DNA varied widely, but the amount of certain bases always occurred in a one-to-one ratio.
The Austrian-born American biochemist Erwin Chargaff (b.