dissolving of RNA

Richard J. Dudley rdudley at nrc.uab.edu
Thu Mar 27 18:39:15 EST 1997


Actually, DNA does have the same problem.  Even when "dry", DNA is still
kind of hydrated, and this helps dissolution.  I've always been told not
to overdry, as DNA can assume an alternate configuration when this
happens (the Z helix, I think, but it might be B). I think RNA is also
slightly hydrated even when "dry".

rich

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Richard J. Dudley (rdudley at nrc.uab.edu)                            
Department of Neurobiology                    
University of Alabama School of Medicine       
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