Enumeration of viral capsid assembly pathways: tree orbits under permutation group action.

@article{Bna2011EnumerationOV,
  title={Enumeration of viral capsid assembly pathways: tree orbits under permutation group action.},
  author={Mikl{\'o}s B{\'o}na and Meera Sitharam and A. Vince},
  journal={Bulletin of mathematical biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={73 4},
  pages={726-53}
}
This paper uses combinatorics and group theory to answer questions about the assembly of icosahedral viral shells. Although the geometric structure of the capsid (shell) is fairly well understood in terms of its constituent subunits, the assembly process is not. For the purpose of this paper, the capsid is modeled by a polyhedron whose facets represent the… CONTINUE READING