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X-Ray Structures of Nucleic Acids

Nucleic Acids Structure and Mapping

  1. Helen M. Berman

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470027318.a1419

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

How to Cite

Berman, H. M. 2006. X-Ray Structures of Nucleic Acids. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. .

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  1. Rutgers University, Department of Chemistry, Piscataway, NJ, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


This article first summarizes the procedures used in the X-ray crystallographic determination of nucleic acids. The methods used to analyze the results of these determinations are presented, followed by a survey of the highlights of the more than 500 structures determined by these methods since the 1970s.