How stiff is DNA?

@article{Zheng2010HowSI,
  title={How stiff is DNA?},
  author={Guohui Zheng and Luke Czapla and Annankoil R. Srinivasan and Wilma K. Olson},
  journal={Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={
          1399-406
        }
}
The natural stiffness of DNA, which contributes to the interactions of the many proteins involved in its biological processing and packaging, also plays an important role in modern nanotechnology. Here we report new Monte-Carlo simulations of deformable DNA molecules of potential utility in understanding the behavior of the long, double-helical polymer in the tight confines of a cell and in the design of novel nanomaterials and molecular devices. We directly determine the fluctuations in end-to… CONTINUE READING

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