Seven-base-pair inverted repeats in DNA form stable hairpins in vivo in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Journal Article (Journal Article)
Palindromic sequences in single-stranded DNA and RNA have the potential for intrastrand base pairing, resulting in formation of "hairpin" structures. We previously reported a genetic method for detecting such structures in vivo in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Below, we describe evidence indicating that a 14-base-pair palindrome (7 bp per inverted repeat) is sufficient for formation of a hairpin in vivo.
- Nag, DK; Petes, TD
- November 1991
Volume / Issue
- 129 / 3
Start / End Page
- 669 - 673
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- United States