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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops.

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  • At these locations the DNA-helix is severed: the pages of the book are separated.
  • The double helix is then untwisted and forms two single strands which can be duplicated with the help of the enzyme DNA polymerase.
  • A helix is a three-dimensional spiral, like the shape of a spring or the railing on a spiral staircase.
  • – 'Zippers' are conceptually at work in the DNA double helix, which is "unzipped" for replication and transcription for more
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