How many bases in a heical turn?
daj at mailserver.nhm.ac.uk
Tue Aug 15 03:27:47 EST 1995
Z- DNA 12
Data is, I believe from crystalisation studies. Apparently there are also
B', C', C'' and E forms and form depends on things like salt
concentration, humidity etc.
Please don't ask me what the different forms mean or which is
"biologically true" cos I aint a clue!!!
(data from Nucleic Acids in
Chemistry and Biology, eds Blackburn and Gait, IRL Press)
David A. Johnston
Dept of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road,
South Kensington, London SW7 5BD. England
(tel 071 9389297, fax 071 9388754, email daj at nhm.ac.uk)
More information about the Bioforum