Martynas Yčas

Martynas Yčas was a Lithuanian-born microbiologist. He co-authored the book Mr. Tompkins: Inside Himself with physicist George Gamow.[1] He was a founding member of the RNA Tie Club, a discussion society of scientists who attempted to solve the question of the genetic code[2] and with Gamow and others published early statistical analyses of proteins and DNA which disproved some early models of the genetic code.[3]

Martynas Yčas
BornDecember 10, 1917
DiedApril 22, 2014


  1. ^ "Martynas Yčas".
  2. ^ Crick, Francis. What Mad Pursuit. p. 95.
  3. ^ Gamow, George; Yčas, Martynas (1955). "Statistical correlation of protein and ribonucleic acid composition". Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 41 (12): 1011–1019. doi:10.1073/pnas.41.12.1011. PMC 528190. PMID 16589789.