Hydrogen Bonding in Biological Structures

Hydrogen Bonding in Biological Structures

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Hydrogen bonds are weak attractions, with a binding strength less than one-tenth that of a normal covalent bond. However, hydrogen bonds are of extraordinary importance; without them all wooden structures would collapse, cement would crumble, oceans would vaporize, and all living things would disintegrate into random dispersions of inert matter. Hydrogen Bonding in Biological Structures is informative and eminently usable. It is, in a sense, a Rosetta stone that unlocks a wealth of information from the language of crystallography and makes it accessible to all scientists. (From a book review of Kenneth M. Harmon, Science 1992)24), DNA can adopt several double helical forms with the main representatives, A and B, having respectively 11 and 10 ... major groove becoming deeper and narrover and the minor groove wider and shallower (Table 20.1) [522, 663, 664].

Title:Hydrogen Bonding in Biological Structures
Author:George A. Jeffrey, Wolfram Saenger
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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