DNA: held together by hydrophobic forces -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

DNA: held together by hydrophobic forces

23.09.2019

Image: Illustrated DNA string; Copyright: Yen Strandqvist/Chalmers University of Technology

For DNA to be read, replicated or repaired, DNA molecules must open themselves. This happens when the cells use a catalytic protein to create a hydrophobic environment around the molecule.

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