Appendix

APPENDIX 1B Characteristics of Nucleic Acids

  1. Donald E. Bergstrom

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142700.nca01bs00

Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry

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.

Author Information

  1. Purdue University, West Lafayette

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: FEB 2000

Abstract

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.