Chapter 16. Phase Behaviour of DNA

  1. Tom A. Waigh

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470513156.ch16

Applied Biophysics: A Molecular Approach for Physical Scientists

Applied Biophysics: A Molecular Approach for Physical Scientists

How to Cite

Waigh, T. A. (2007) Phase Behaviour of DNA, in Applied Biophysics: A Molecular Approach for Physical Scientists, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470513156.ch16

Author Information

  1. University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470017173

Online ISBN: 9780470513156

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Keywords:

  • small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering data;
  • electrostatic binding process;
  • tomographic reconstruction of transmission electron micrographs;
  • chromosomal structural analysis;
  • polyelectrolyte complexation;
  • wrapping transition;
  • DNA–histone complexes;
  • protein dissociation process;
  • non-monotonic behaviour;
  • DNA chain and intersegmental transfer

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chromatin – Naturally Packaged DNA Chains

  • DNA Compaction – An Example of Polyelectrolyte Complexation

  • Facilitated Diffusion

  • Further Reading