Holliday junction


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Hol·li·day junc·tion

(hol'ĭ-dā),
the cross-strand structure formed when two DNA duplexes cross in a recombination event.
Synonym(s): Holliday structure
[R. Holliday]
A cruciform structure formed as an intermediate in homologous genetic recombination

Holliday,

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Holliday junction - the cross-strand structure formed when two DNA duplexes cross in a recombination event. Synonym(s): Holliday structure
Holliday structure - Synonym(s): Holliday junction
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Allele-specific Holliday junction formation-a new mechanism of allelic discrimination for SNP scoring.
Scientists have evidence that when chromosomes exchange genes, four strands from two DNA double helixes come together to form an intermediate structure called a Holliday junction, which looks like the street curbs of a four-way intersection.
Some chapter topics include imaging and molecular motors, signal transduction across the plasma membrane, single-molecule tracking of quantum dot liganded epidermal growth factor, single- molecule FRET studies of helicases and Holliday junctions, and high- speed atomic force microscopy for nano-visualization of biomolecular processes.