Coupling of twist and writhe in short DNA loops.


While bending and twist can be treated as independent degrees of freedom for linear DNA molecules, the loop closure constraint introduces a coupling between these variables in circular DNA. We performed Monte Carlo simulations of wormlike rods with both bending and twist rigidity in order to study the coupling between the writhe and twist distributions for… (More)
DOI: 10.1063/1.3298878


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@article{Medalion2010CouplingOT, title={Coupling of twist and writhe in short DNA loops.}, author={Shlomi Medalion and Shay M. Rappaport and Y. Rabin}, journal={The Journal of chemical physics}, year={2010}, volume={132 4}, pages={045101} }