IUPAC‐IUB Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature Abbreviations and Symbols for the Description of Conformations of Polynucleotide Chains


Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry
Unit Number:  Appendix 1C
DOI:  10.1002/0471142700.nca01cs00
Online Posting Date:  May, 2001
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Abstract

This appendix presents nomenclature rules that are as close as possible to the originally published version and are reproduced here with permission from the European Journal of Biochemistry. A web‐based version prepared by G.P. Moss is also available.

     
 
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Table of Contents

  • 1. General Principles of Notation
  • 2. The Nucleotide Unit
  • 3. Hydrogen Bonds
  • 4. Helical Segments
  • Literature Cited
  • Figures
     
 
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