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- 1 The biological role of nucleic acids
- 2 The molecular structure of nucleic acids
- 3 Structural aspects of DNA
- 3.1 The helical structure of DNA
- 3.2 Higher-order DNA structures: DNA twisting and torsional effects
- 3.2 Higher-order DNA structures: DNA twisting and torsional effects (continued)
- 3.3 Other structures in DNA
- Summary of Section 3
- 4 RNA structure and function
- 5 DNA damage
- 6 Protein–nucleic acid interactions
- 7 DNA packaging and chromatin
- 7.1 Introduction
- 7.2 The eubacterial chromosome
- 7.3 The eukaryotic chromosome
- 7.3 The eukaryotic chromosome (continued)
- Summary of Section 7
- 8 Chromosomal organisation in the eukaryotic nucleus
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Nucleic acids and chromatin
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