Nucleic Acid Denaturation
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Disruption of the secondary structure of nucleic acids by heat, extreme pH or chemical treatment. Double strand DNA is "melted" by dissociation of the non-covalent hydrogen bonds and hydrophobic interactions. Denatured DNA appears to be a single-stranded flexible structure. The effects of denaturation on RNA are similar though less pronounced and largely reversible.
|Nucleic Acid Denaturation
- Nucleic Acid Denaturation
- Acid Denaturation, Nucleic
- Denaturation, Nucleic Acid
- Nucleic Acid Denaturations
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