Kinetics of the Enzymic Degradation of Deoxyribonucleic Acid into Sub-units

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RECENT reports from this laboratory1,2 described the enzymic degradation of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) into rod-like sub-units having a molecular weight of 5–6 × 105 and a Watson and Crick3 double helical structure. No production of dialysable nucleotides and no increase of the ultra-violet absorption coefficient at 260 mµ were detectable during the digestion. It is the purpose of this communication to report further information obtained by using a purified enzyme preparation.

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BERNARDI, G., SADRON, C. Kinetics of the Enzymic Degradation of Deoxyribonucleic Acid into Sub-units. Nature 191, 809–810 (1961). https://doi.org/10.1038/191809a0

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