Small inversions and hairpins

Sjoerd van den Worm Sjoerd at
Wed Jan 24 06:21:01 EST 1996

"Jonathan F. Wendel" <jfw at> wrote:
>In one of our data sets we have inferred several small inversions (4-6 bp) that
>appear to be associated with stable hairpin structures.  These data are from non-
>coding regions of the chloroplast genome.  We are wondering if others have made
>similar observations and if any of these observations have been published.  Thanks
>in advance for your responses.

I don't know about inversions, but the importance of stable hairpin structures
has been shown by J. van Duin and M. de Smit in the last couple of years. Have
a look.


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