DNA melting temperature


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melting temperature

The point in a DNA hybridisation reaction at which 50% of the nucleotides are annealed (linked) to their complement (i.e., are double-stranded), which is a function of the stringency of the hybridising conditions.
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DNA melting temperature

The temperature at which the DNA helix loosens into a coil.
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