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- Goldstein, R.F.; Benight, A.S.
- Biopolymers 1992 v.32 no.12 pp. 1679-1693
- DNA; nucleotide sequences; energy; thermal properties; mathematical models
- ... There are 10 unique dinucleotides of double-stranded DNA, but only 8 independent nearest-neighbor energies that occur in circular DNA, as shown by D. M. Gray and I. Tinoco [(1970) Biopolymers 9, 223-244]. We extend that analysis to include end effects, and show that the number of unique dinucleotide pairs (including ends) is 14, but there are only 12 independent energies. We discuss how these 12 e ...