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Re: [ccp4bb]: translational NCS

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On Fri, 6 Oct 2000, Holly Jing wrote:

> I have a pseudo translational NCS which relates the 4 mols
> in the asymmetric unit by ~(0.5, 0, 0) and ~(0.25, 0.25, 0). 
> The 4 mols differ slightly on the domain angle as a 
> result of lattice packing.

you asked some very good questions, which i will not answer.

i will instead mention that in at least 2 cases i have seen such unusual
'translation-only' NCS regularize into crystallographic symmetry when
cryoprotectant was soaked into the mother liquor and the crystals were
frozen.  so it may be possible that by going back to the lab bench you
could work your way around these troubles.

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