Holley, Robert William


1922–1993 American biochemist and Nobel Prize winner who developed techniques for determining the structure of nucleic acids.

Keywords: tRNA; cell growth

Further Reading

Holley R (1957) An alanine‐dependent, ribonuclease‐inhibited conversion of AMP to ATP, and its possible relationship to protein synthesis. Journal of the American Chemical Society 79: 658–662.

Holley R (1965) Structure of RNA. Science 147: 1462–1465.

Holley R (1966) The nucleotide sequence of a nucleic acid. Scientific American 214: 30–40.

Holley R (1972) Alanine transfer RNA. Nobel Lectures Physiology or Medicine 1963–1970, pp. 319–340. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Allen EE (1998) Notable Twentieth‐Century Scientists, Krapp KM (ed.), pp. 214–217. Detroit, MI: Gale.

Magill FN (1991) The Nobel Prize Winners: Physiology or Medicine, vol. 2: 1944–1969, pp. 1007–1017. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem Press.

Magner LN (1990) Robert William Holley. In: Fox DM, Meldrum M and Rezak I (eds) Nobel Laureates in Medicine and Physiology: A Biographical Dictionary, pp. 260–264. New York: Garland.

Who Was Who in America 1993–1996, vol. 11, p. 133. Chicago, IL: Marquis.

Wasson T (1987) Nobel Prize Winners, pp. 475–477. New York: HW Wilson.

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Brock, WH(Apr 2001) Holley, Robert William. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002830]