cruciform structure

cruciform structure

[′krü·sə‚fȯrm ‚strək·chər]
(cell and molecular biology)
A cross-shaped configuration of deoxyribonucleic acid produced by intrastrand base pairing of complementary inverted repeats.
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Brown gives an account of the aesthetic practices underlying the making of the Lindisfarne Gospels' so-called "carpet" pages--pages whose cross illustrations resemble continental and even Middle Eastern carpet designs--while David Pelteret analyzes Boniface s poem "Versibus en iuvenis," noting its cruciform structure and acrostical effects.
Another class of building is represented by the small cruciform structure originally annexed to a basilica built in Ravenna by the princess Galla Placidia.
The original roof-mounted cruciform structure is simple to the point of becoming folk art.
The middle chamber turned into a light show and the third as a cruciform structure.
Separation of the cruciform structures into two DNA duplexes is inhibited if a mismatch is present in both strands of the cruciform structure.
These sites, called palindromic AT-rich repeats (PATRRs) are sites at which DNA bends into fragile shapes called hairpins and cruciform structures which can break and rearrange with DNA from other chromosomes.
Cruciform structures near Mitla, American Museum of Natural History Bulletin 13: 201-18.