Surface topology and charge distribution on the surface of SSB
that are involved in ssDNA binding. Hydrophobic (in green) and basic residues (in red) that are likely involved in ssDNA binding are depicted. (a) Hydrophobic residues (Phe36, Phe47, Trp53, and Tyr82) are depicted in green sticks and basic residues (Arg 9, 17, 54, 88 and Lys 55, 65, 66, 87) are presented in red sticks attached to the backbone. (b) Electrostatic surface potential of the SSBBA are created from the structure in Figure 7A using the program PyMOL. Hydrophobic, positive, and neutral potential surface are displayed and colored green, red, and white, respectively.