Ring polymers as model bacterial chromosomes : confinement , chain topology , single chain statistics , and how they interact

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Chromosomes in living cells are strongly confined but show a high level of spatial organization. Similarly, confined polymers display intriguing organizational and segregational properties. Here, we discuss how ring topology influences self-avoiding polymers confined in a cylindrical space, i.e. individual polymers as well as the way they interact. Our… (More)

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