Tag: "distorts" at biology news
UCI biologist proposes trimming some branches
...f categories for classifying our Hominid ancestors distorts
our evolutionary biology," Ayala said. "Our proposal provides a clearer overview of human evolution, so that the trees do not obscure the forest or -- a better analogy in this case -- so that a multiplicity of branches does not obscure the growth of ...
Understanding DNA damage: New study suggests environment surrounding DNA plays key role in controlling charge transport
...in a "Slinky-like" process in which the molecule distorts
itself in an effort to locally stabilize the charge. The new work seeks to explain why the charge moves at all, and to elucidate the dynamical mechanism of long-range transport in DNA. In a nutshell, the paper's authors argue that the posit...
Biologists Get First Look At DNA-Protein Binding Structure In An Archaeon
...ve. The way this protein binds to DNA, and how it distorts
the DNA, is a very new finding. The protein kinks the DNA so that the DNA is sharply bent and stabilized." To get this new view, the researchers formed a single crystal of the proteinwith pieces of DNA from the archaeons Sulfolobus acidocaldarius an...