DNA Topology: Supercoiling and Linking
Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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Lindsley, J. E. 2005. DNA Topology: Supercoiling and Linking. eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
The topology of DNA has a major impact on its structure and reactivity. Two different aspects of DNA topology are the linkage of two single strands comprising the DNA double helix, which can cause DNA supercoiling, and the linkage of double helixes in the form of knots and catenanes.
- DNA structure;
- linking number