Latent symmetry

D. B. Litvin, V. K. Wadhawan

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A theorem is proven which provides a sufficient condition that an isometry is a symmetry of a composite constructed from a component and a group of isometries. The concept of latent symmetry is broadened and this theorem is applied to deduce latent symmetry of example composites, including an example discussed by Litvin & Wadhawan [Acta Cryst. (2001), A57, 435-441], the latent symmetry of which could not be determined there systematically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-76
Number of pages2
JournalActa Crystallographica Section A: Foundations of Crystallography
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Structural Biology


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