Watson-Crick model
noun Etymology: J. D. Watson & F. H. C. Crick Date: 1958 a model of DNA structure in which the molecule is a cross-linked double-stranded helix, each strand is composed of alternating links of phosphate and deoxyribose, and the strands are cross-linked by pairs of purine and pyrimidine bases projecting inward from the deoxyribose sugars and joined by hydrogen bonds with adenine paired with thymine and with cytosine paired with guanine — compare double helix

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  • watson-crick model — noun Usage: usually capitalized W&C Etymology: after James D. Watson b1928 American biologist and Francis H.C. Crick b1916 English biologist : a model of DNA structure in which the molecule is a cross linked double stranded helix, each strand is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Watson-Crick model — /wot seuhn krik /, Biochem. a widely accepted model for the three dimensional structure of DNA, featuring a double helix configuration for the molecule s two hydrogen bonded complementary polynucleotide strands. [1955 60; named after J. D. WATSON …   Universalium

  • Watson-Crick model —    Refers to the DNA molecule that forms a double helix ladder with the complementary strands held by hydrogen bonds between specific bases pairs …   Forensic science glossary

  • Watson-Crick — Wat·son Crick .wät sən krik adj of or relating to the Watson Crick model <the Watson Crick helix> Watson James Dewey (b 1928) American molecular biologist. Watson is famous for his major role in the discovery of the molecular structure of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Watson-Crick — adjective Date: 1964 of or relating to the Watson Crick model < the Watson Crick helix > < the Watson Crick structure > < Watson Crick base pairs > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • watson-crick — ¦wätsənˈkrik, also ¦wȯt adjective Usage: usually capitalized W&C : of or relating to the Watson Crick model Watson Crick helix …   Useful english dictionary

  • Watson-Crick's model — Watson Crick s model. См. модель двойной спирали ДНК. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Watson-Crick-modellen — Model for opbygning og virkemåde af DNA molekylet, dvs. Genernes kemiske bestanddele. Hypostsen ,der nu er almindeligt accepterert, blev fremlagt i 1953 af J. D. Watson og F.H.C. Crick som modtag Nobelprisen i fysiologi og medicin i 1962 …   Danske encyklopædi

  • Crick — 1 A painful sudden spasmodic stiffness in the muscles of the neck or back. 2 Francis Crick who, with James Watson, devised the Watson Crick model of DNA as a double helix. * * * Francis H.C., British biochemist and Nobel laureate, *1916. See… …   Medical dictionary

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