APPENDIX 1B Characteristics of Nucleic Acids
Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry
How to Cite
Bergstrom, D. E. 2001. Characteristics of Nucleic Acids. Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry. 00:1B:A.1B.1–A.1B.14.
- Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
- Published Print: FEB 2000
This appendix is a compilation of information from Current Protocols in Molecular Biology (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) and provides information about the major nucleoside/nucleotide constituents and structures for A-, B-, and Z-DNA. Tables and figures provide (1) experimentally useful properties of the nucleoside/nucleotide building blocks; (2) chemical structures of the nucleosides; (3) aspects of nucleotide stereochemistry that are important to an understanding of base pairing and secondary structure; (4) alternative (non-Watson-Crick) base pairings; and (5) the three best characterized helix structures for DNA: A-, B-, and Z-DNA.