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Homework Help: Physics

Posted by Eman on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 5:06pm.

Stretching DNA.
With its double-helix structure, DNA is coiled like a spring. A biophysicist grabs the ends of a DNA strand with optical tweezers and stretches it 26µm producing 1.2pN- tension in the strand.

What's the DNA's spring constant?

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