hairpin loop

hairpin loop

[′her‚pin ‚lüp]
(cell and molecular biology)
Any double-stranded region of single-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid or ribonucleic acid formed by base-pairing between complementary base sequences on the same strand.
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Typically, tails are added to the primer that is closer to the variation to form the smaller hairpin loop.
Positioning the variants nearer or farther away from hairpin loops or bulges allows variant [T.
a stuffer fragment (which is a length of double stranded DNA coding for a hairpin loop in the dsRNA.
3,6,9,10,11) The single-stranded oligonucleotide probe however contains complementary sequences at the end, which bind and form a hairpin loop structure.
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Different oligonucleotides with inverted repeats were designed to form hairpin loop structures to test efficiency of the sodium bisulfite reaction method.
If reannealed, they base-pair upon themselves to form a double-stranded linear molecule that by physical necessity possesses a short single-stranded hairpin loop at each telomere.
Which molecular probes contain complementary sequences at the end forming a hairpin loop structure and use FRET technology to measure the intensity of the fluorescent signal generated?
A snapback primer combines a standard primer with an oligonucleotide tail that "snaps back" to hybridize with its extension product, creating a hairpin loop in the single-stranded product.
To avoid a 6 percent grade, which trains then could not scale, engineers installed 4-1/2 miles of track that twisted and turned on a 3 percent grade, making three hairpin loops and passing over four bridges before reaching Silver Plume.