How DNA can take on the properties of sand or toothpaste

Posted by on May 2, 2016 5:10 pm
Categories: Science

When does DNA behave like sand or toothpaste? When the genetic material is so densely packed within a virus, it can behave like grains of sand or toothpaste in a tube.That’s essentially what biophysicists discovered when they began closely examining the physical properties of DNA jammed inside viruses.

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