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University of California - Davis

Motor Proteins Work at Different Rates

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Caption: RecBCD enzymes are unwinding DNA at different speeds. The bright ball at left is a bead, the bright strand is a stretch of DNA that shortens as it is unwound by the enzyme. The enzymes show ergodic behavior, supporting an important theory in statistical physics.

Credit: Bian Liu, UC Davis

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