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Compressed Representation[edit]

Does anyone have information about the recent news that DNA is in a compressed form and that the "junk" is actually part of the decompression mechanics? (kind of like a zip file) That would be an important addition to this article. Actually, it makes sense that the genome would be in the most compressed state to make reproduction efficient.

four strand dna[edit]

Most DNA is circular[edit]

Most DNA molecules consist of two biopolymer strands coiled around each other to form a double helix<---Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't most DNA circular, since bacteria's DNA is circular not helical? JPotter (talk) 16:56, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

You are wrong. Bacterial DNA is often a closed circle of double-stranded, helical DNA. Graham Beards (talk) 18:11, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Tag[edit]

I have tagged the article with a lead too long tag. My edit conforms to WP:LEADLENGTH and should not be reverted without providing a good reason. Also, at the time the article got promoted to, and reviewed for, FA‐status; the lead was shorter then it is now. —MartinZ02 (talk) 13:50, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

Move page[edit]

the picture of shopping carts to "model" the DNA structure is lame and should be moved to a page of cheesy illustrations.

when limiting the content of pages, illustrations should be filtered based on utility and elegance of explanation. the comedy of the shopping cart tower does not fulfill any reasonable editorial objective. (not even that funny) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:8053:28F0:ED57:DE07:4EF9:518 (talk) 15:29, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

I agree and I have removed it from the article. Graham Beards (talk) 20:07, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

The Naked DNA page is unnecessary and any worthwhile information should be merged with DNA. All that is really needed is for the DNA#Extracellular_nucleic_acids section to define what "naked" means in the context of DNA. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.119.202.254 (talk) 21:53, 13 September 2016 (UTC)