Latent symmetry of a component of a composite object is defined as that symmetry of a subunit of the component which is not a symmetry of the component but which is a symmetry of the composite. This is illustrated by a geometrical example. A group theoretical procedure is given to determine latent symmetry and is applied to examples.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations of Crystallography|
|State||Published - Jul 24 2001|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Structural Biology