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Single-stranded molecules in DNA preparations from cultured mammalian cells at different moments of cell cycle


Long single-stranded DNA molecules have been observed at electron microscope in DNA preparations from synchronized Chinese hamster cells. The amount of single strandedness in parental DNA increases following a prolonged block of DNA synthesis by hydroxyurea as judged by the results obtained using an improved hydroxyapatite chromatography (Hanania et al., 1975). As far as newly replicated DNA is concerned, an increase of the single strand amount has been observed in DNA preparations from cells actively synthesizing DNA.

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Carnevali, F., Filetici, P. Single-stranded molecules in DNA preparations from cultured mammalian cells at different moments of cell cycle. Chromosoma 82, 377–384 (1981).

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  • Electron Microscope
  • Cell Cycle
  • Mammalian Cell
  • Developmental Biology
  • Hydroxyapatite