name: DNA geometric change
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def: "The process in which a transformation is induced in the geometry of a DNA double helix, resulting in a change in twist, writhe, or both, but with no change in linking number. Includes the unwinding of double-stranded DNA by helicases." [GOC:mah]
comment: Note that DNA geometric change and DNA topological change (GO:0006265) are distinct, but are usually coupled in vivo.
is_a: GO:0071103 ! DNA conformation change
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