11. Choreographing DNA

  1. Abhik Ghosh
  1. Cynthia J. Burrows

Published Online: 14 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118007099.ch11

Letters to a Young Chemist

Letters to a Young Chemist

How to Cite

Burrows, C. J. (2011) Choreographing DNA, in Letters to a Young Chemist (ed A. Ghosh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118007099.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Tromsø, 9037 Tromsø, Norway

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, 315 S. 1400 East, Rm. 2020, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 - 0850 USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 21 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470390436

Online ISBN: 9781118007099

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Keywords:

  • choreographing DNA, appropriate - DNA as a dance, changes in form choreograph processes in cell;
  • DNA duplex, wrapping around histone proteins - forming nucleosomes, coiling and becoming tightly packaged chromosomes;
  • concept of copying DNA, for replication and transcription - both strands of DNA, templates making two complementary copies leading to a perfect copy of genome

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Bit of History, Background, and Basics

  • DNA Damage, Mutations, and Repair

  • Choreographing DNA

  • Let's not Forget RNA

  • Acknowledgments

  • Further Reading