Is the kinetoplast DNA a percolating network of linked rings at its critical point?

@article{Michieletto2015IsTK,
  title={Is the kinetoplast DNA a percolating network of linked rings at its critical point?},
  author={Davide Michieletto and Davide Marenduzzo and Enzo Orlandini},
  journal={Physical biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={
          036001
        }
}
In this work we present a computational study of the kinetoplast genome, modelled as a large number of semiflexible unknotted loops, which are allowed to link with each other. As the DNA density increases, the systems shows a percolation transition between a gas of unlinked rings and a network of linked loops which spans the whole system. Close to the percolation transition, we find that the mean valency of the network, i.e. the average number of loops which are linked to any one loop, is… 
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