TABLE 1.

Quantification of different conformations of RNA molecules visualized by AFM

ConformationNo. of moleculesa% of molecules
Total200100
Circular9045
Linear8442
Head-to-tail2613
RNA Δ3′SL CS
    linear200100
  • a Molecules were counted only when the apparent contour length of the double-stranded region was 437 ± 10 nm.