Definitions and nomenclature of nucleic acid structure components

Nucleic Acids Res. 1989 Mar 11;17(5):1797-803. doi: 10.1093/nar/17.5.1797.


We report here recommendations for the definitions and nomenclature of nucleic acid structure parameters. These recommendations result from discussions at an EMBO Workshop on DNA Curvature and Bending held at Churchill College, Cambridge, in September 1988.

MeSH terms

  • Base Composition
  • DNA*
  • Europe
  • International Cooperation
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Models, Molecular
  • Nucleic Acid Conformation*
  • Protein Biosynthesis
  • Terminology as Topic*
  • X-Ray Diffraction


  • DNA