The bulletin of mathematical biophysics

, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 575–581 | Cite as

A re-evaluation of X-ray diffraction patterns of DNA

  • Tai Te Wu


Concentric circular lines are present on X-ray diffraction patterns of DNA. They cannot be accounted for by the double helix model. It is suggested that they may indicate the presence of double helical side chains.


Biophysics VOLUMe Double Helix Layer Line Helical Line Photographic Plate 
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© N. Rashevsky 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tai Te Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological ChemistryHarvard Medical SchoolBoston

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