Synthetic, Homopolymer Nucleic Acids Structures

  • Wolfram Saenger
Part of the Springer Advanced Texts in Chemistry book series (SATC)


Looking back at Figure 6-1 reveals that base-base recognition through hydrogen bonding is not restricted to interactions between complementary bases. Like bases can also associate with themselves in a great variety of arrangements which, although thermodynamically less stable than their complementary counterparts (Section 6.4), have nevertheless been confirmed in many cases by single-crystal studies (192).


Sugar Chlorine Oligomer Adenine Pyrimidine 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfram Saenger
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  1. 1.Institut für KristallographieFreie UniversitätFederal Republic of Germany

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