Friday, December 26, 2014

Replicating DNA in Beads

I got a request to make piece of beaded DNA that is forked to look like it's replicating.
The specific sequence it shows is this:

Because this sequence is a palindrome,  when you fork it at the center, you get three identical branches.
This DNA sequence is recognized by an enzyme produced by this particular bacteria, Deinococcus radiodurans. It's a very tough bacterium. When I read, "As a consequence of its hardiness, it has been nicknamed Conan the Bacterium," I knew it was the one! 
If you would like to learn to make your own beaded DNA, check out my free video tutorial

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