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Chanel911
Mar 21, 2009, 05:42 AM
What is the effect of temperature on DNA?

Perito
Mar 21, 2009, 06:21 AM
Here are some links:

Wiley InterScience :: Session Cookies (http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/28430/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0)

SpringerLink - Journal Article (http://www.springerlink.com/content/f9fn8ur53t11batk/)

http://arxiv.org/ftp/physics/papers/0703/0703074.pdf

Of course, if you get it hot enough, it unravels and decomposes -- and if the biological host is alive, he won't be for long.

Chanel911
Mar 21, 2009, 09:02 AM
Thanks again Perito =]

blossom14
Apr 21, 2009, 08:31 AM
Since DNA is a protein it can be denatured if the temperature is too high...

kcroach
May 24, 2009, 08:53 PM
since DNA is a protein it can be denatured if the temperature is too high....


DNA is not a protein but can be denatured by heat. Is is a suger attached to a base and phosphate(s)

kcroach
May 24, 2009, 08:54 PM
DNA is not a protein but can be denatured by heat. Is is a suger attached to a base and phosphate(s)

I mean "It is a suger attached to a base and phosphate(s)"

seedo
Oct 28, 2009, 10:31 PM
DNA is composed of nitrogenous bases each combined together with hydrogen bond and it's easy to broken by heat so when the temprature increase this bond broken and two strands separated after temprature return to be normal the two strands combine together and forming the helix of DNA.
DNA is not a protein.