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Glossary of "Life (9th ed.)" by Sadava et al. (2011)
- A three-dimensional structural element that is part of a larger molecule. For example, there are four common motifs in DNA-binding proteins: helix-turn-helix, zinc finger, leucine zipper, and helix-loop-helix.
- Sadava, D., Hillis, D. M., Heller, H. C. & Berenbaum, M. R. 2011. Life: The Science of Biology, 9th ed. -xliv + 1266 pp. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland.