New path of genetic research: Scientists uncover four-stranded elements of maize DNA

2 diciembre 2014

Researchers have identified DNA elements in maize that could affect the expression of hundreds or thousands of genes. The general public thinks of DNA as two connected strands known as the double helix. But scientists also discovered over the years that those strands regularly separate so they can replicate the genetic material. That material can also twist into different shapes such as a G-quadruplex.