Forces and pressures in DNA packaging and release from viral capsids.

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In a previous communication (Kindt et al., 2001) we reported preliminary results of Brownian dynamics simulation and analytical theory which address the packaging and ejection forces involving DNA in bacteriophage capsids. In the present work we provide a systematic formulation of the underlying theory, featuring the energetic and structural aspects of the… (More)

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@article{Tzlil2003ForcesAP, title={Forces and pressures in DNA packaging and release from viral capsids.}, author={Shelly Tzlil and James T Kindt and William M. Gelbart and Avinoam Ben-Shaul}, journal={Biophysical journal}, year={2003}, volume={84 3}, pages={1616-27} }