Application of nanotechnology in nucleic acid research

Škugor, Marko (2009) Application of nanotechnology in nucleic acid research. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Nanotechnology is one of the fastest growing fields of science today as it encompasses physics, chemistry, engineering and biology. Due to their remarkable properties, nucleic acids, DNA and RNA, have been in the center of interest of scientists who employ those properties to construct novel materials, nanomachines and other nanoparticles, and who have been developing new, low cost - high speed and efficacy, laboratory methods to learn more about DNA and RNA. The objective of this paper is to show how nanotechnology applies to nucleic acid research and vice versa, i.e. to show how nucleic acids contribute in the development of nanotechnology. DNA and RNA have proven themselves irreplaceable in bionanotechnology and are being used more and more as engineering tools rather than as test subjects. Moreover, new visualization and nanomanipulation techniques have literally opened our eyes to the nanoworld enabling us to shape matter with great precision. Finally, this technology can help mankind in many ways and in many scientific areas, including medicine, ecology, energetics, computer technology, etc.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Weygand-Đurašević, Ivana
Date: 2009
Number of Pages: 22
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2014 09:11
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2014 09:11
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/2900

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