What is a concatomer?
Bernard Murray, PhD
spam at 127.0.0.1
Fri Nov 19 16:42:18 EST 1999
In article <2750ac20.f0ed247a at usw-ex0107-043.remarq.com>, susanne
<srohrerNOsrSPAM at immv.unizh.ch.invalid> wrote:
> A concatemer is a number of DNA segments joined to each other by
> overlapping ends. Bacteriophage lambda, e.g. makes concatemers.
I would normally refer to that as a tandem-repeat or multimer.
I don't dispute the above definition but I've also seen concatamer used
to describe circular pieces of DNA joined in a literal chain-like
manner (two *separate* circles interlinked).
I'll be happy to be corrected...
Bernard P. Murray, PhD
bpmurray at cgl . ucsf . edu
Department of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, UCSF
More information about the Methods