During her 1954 visit to the United States, Franklin visited many virus researchers who would subsequently collaborate with her on projects involving virus structures. Barry Commoner sent her samples of a protein he called B8, to compare with the x-ray diffraction studies of TMV protein. They subsequently published several articles together on this work. In this first letter, she apologized for delays caused by her x-ray equipment, and gave Commoner an update on her recent work.
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