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About this book

Introduction

Group VII of the Landolt-Börnstein New Series is devoted to the physical properties of biological systems. It begins with volume VII/1 covering the nucleic acids which are of central importance in all processes in- volving gene expression. This field has become of practical consequence during the last decade through the development of genetic engineering. Because of the amount of the data available, volume VII/1 had to be divided into several subvolumes. The first two subvolumes, VII/1a and VII/1b, which appeared in 1988, deal with crystallographic and structural data which give a comprehensive information on the three-dimensional structure of the nucleic acids, their folding properties, their hydrogen bonding schemes, their metal binding capabilities, their hydration and their drug complexation. The present subvolume VII/1c covers the first part of spectroscopic, kinetic and physical data; the following subvolume VII/1d concludes this chapter and also deals with theoretical investigations.

Keywords

chemical bond crystal crystallography gene expression hydrogen metals nucleic acid

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b34251
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19428-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31386-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-802X
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-9581
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