DNA Topology: Fundamentals
Published Online: 30 MAY 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Mirkin, S. M. 2001. DNA Topology: Fundamentals. eLS. .
- Published Online: 30 MAY 2001
Topological characteristics of DNA and specifically DNA supercoiling influence all major DNA transactions in living cells. DNA supercoiling induces the formation of unusual secondary structure by specific DNA repeats which can also affect DNA functioning.