DNA Structure Activity
Problem 5: Is the deoxyribose ring flat or puckered?
Do all the atoms of the sugar ring lie in the same plane? (Note: You can measure this directly by clicking on 4 consecutive ring atoms with the dihedral angle tool at the far right of the tool bar. If the ring is planar, the measured angle will be close to either 0 or 180 degrees).
University of Arizona
Modified: May 27, 1997
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