Thermodynamics of DNA branching.

  title={Thermodynamics of DNA branching.},
  author={Ming Liang Lu and Qian Guo and Luis A Marky and Nadrian C. Seeman and Neville R. Kallenbach},
  journal={Journal of molecular biology},
  volume={223 3},
Branched DNA molecules arise transiently as intermediates in genetic recombination or on extrusion of cruciforms from covalent circular DNA duplexes that contain palindromic sequences. The free energy of these structures relative to normal DNA duplexes is of interest both physically and biologically. Oligonucleotide complexes that can form stable branched… CONTINUE READING