The structure of DNA as deduced from fiber X-ray crystallography

Tai Te Wu*

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X-ray diffraction patterns obtained experimentally for fibers, together with their chemical structures, can be analyzed theoretically in terms of an integral equation. The partially unknown electron density function can be solved by iteration. This mathematical technique has been applied with success to study the secondary structures of DNA fibers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-311
Number of pages11
JournalBulletin of Mathematical Biology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1973


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  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Immunology
  • Mathematics(all)
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  • Pharmacology
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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