Explain types of DNA super coiling.

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Supercoiled DNA is of two types- a plectoneme and a toroid, or a combination of both.

  • The Toroid is the supercoiled DNA molecule produced as a one-start left-handed helix. 
  • A two-start right-handed helix with terminal loops is called plectoneme. It is typically more common in nature, and this is observed in bacterial plasmids.

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