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Post by biology_is_power » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:58 pm

how does the helix separate?

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Post by mith » Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:28 am

helicase
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Post by canalon » Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:50 am

mithrilhack wrote:helicase


Heating at 94°C, like in PCR :wink:
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Post by victor » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:04 am

is there any enzyme named Helicase? :? I've just heard about that name...
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Post by Mjhavok » Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:08 am

Yes Helicase is the enzyme that unzips and unwinds the DNA helix.
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Post by victor » Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:52 pm

oww....just have heard it now...shame on me..:oops:
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Post by angel » Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:22 am

The double helix will separate when the hydrogn bonds will break. During replication, it is done by helicase and otherwise you can either heat the DNA so that the bons between the two strands break or add alkali or something

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