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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nag, DK; Petes, TD

Published Date

  • November 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 129 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 669 - 673

PubMed ID

  • 1752412

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1204734

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0016-6731

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/genetics/129.3.669


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States