Single molecule biochemistry finds its stride

There’s much to marvel at when it comes to viruses. But what University of California at Berkeley professor Carlos Bustamante chooses to study may at first not seem like one of them. Bustamante researches the seemingly mundane process of how virus particles are loaded with their nucleic acid payload, and for the better part of 15 years, he has been chipping away at the so-called ring ATPase assembly found at the base of a virus called bacteriophage phi29… Read more at BioTechniques. (PDF)

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~ by jeffreyperkel on October 22, 2015.

 
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