A topological figure, named after the German astronomer, A. F. Möbius, made by putting a 180-degree twist in a long, rectangular strip, then pasting the ends together. The strip has only one surface and one edge. If a Möbius strip is cut longitudinally, it forms a double-sized ring. If a ring with a double twist is cut longitudinally, it forms interlocked rings. A Möbius strip demonstrates the behavior of a twisted ring chromosome when it attempts replication.
Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Chemistry.