<molecular biology> A structure that can sometimes be seen on DNA which forms when a small area of the double-stranded molecule comes apart and becomes two single strands.

The result is a structure shaped like the letter D. Single-stranded binding proteins are usually present to hold the strands apart for the purpose of DNA replication.

(09 Oct 1997)

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