Biopolymers in vivo

Biopolymers are covalently bonded linear structures produced by living organisms, including polynucleotides, like RNA and DNA; polypeptides, from which proteins are formed; and polysaccharides, comprising carbohydrates. Biopolymers in vivo refers to these polymers when they are studied in the cells of whole living organisms.

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  • News and Views |

    Magnetic tweezer measurements have revealed the forces associated with a star-shaped structure responsible for moving the sperm nucleus to the centre of the egg cell following fertilization.

    • Carlos Garzon-Coral
    •  & Jonathon Howard
    Nature Physics 14, 778-779
  • Editorial |

    Spider webs are designed to cope with stress and disruption, favouring repair over rebuilding.

    Nature 482, 6