Jan 29, 2010

NASA/MSL-1 Protein Crystal Growth Primer - Step 2

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Protein Crystal Growth Primer: Step 2

Next, we shine X-rays through the crystal. Unlike a dental X-ray, this has to be done many times to produce not a shadow image, but...

It takes just five steps to characterize a protein by crystallization....
step 1
step 2
step 3
step 4
step 5

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Author: Dave Dooling
Curator: Bryan Walls
NASA Official: John M. Horack