The two polynucleotide chains are coiled in a right handed fashion. What does this statement actually means ?
- The "helix is right handed" or "coiled in a right handed fashion" indicates how the DNA coiling of DNA looks like.
- Helices can be either right-handed or left-handed.
- With the line of sight along the helix's axis, if a clockwise screwing motion moves the helix away from the observer, then it is called a right-handed helix.
- If towards the observer, then it is a left-handed helix.