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The diffraction pattern from the DNA optical transform slide shows the central cross pattern indicative of the helical arrangement of the strands of DNA. It also shows a missing 4th layer line which is the result of the two strands of the double helix being offset by 3/8 of a period. The strongly diffracting phosphorus atoms create the diamonds. The satelites above and below the cross are attributed to the base pairs.

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