Hi ! I am a secondary school student in Portugal. My school is specialized in biology, having a garden with squite a number of exotic spieces, and has cooperation agreements with various portuguese science institutes. So, I am, wether I like it or not, immersed in biology and genetics. My father is a math teacher at the same school. Recently he and my biology teacher have had a discussion as to the reason DNA is helicoidal in shape. My teacher says its because of the different weights of each of the bases, while my father sees in it a manifestation of a deeper principle, involving the golden mean and the Fibonacci sequence. I have been assigned an investigation work about this. Are you able to help me, please ? You would be of great assistance.
Re: Why does DNA have an helicoidal shape ?
Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on Biophysics.