Shapes of minimal-energy DNA ropes condensed in confinement

Abstract

Shapes of a single, long DNA molecule condensed in a confinement of a virus capsid are described as conformations optimizing a model free energy functional accounting for the interplay between the bending energy of the DNA and the surface energy of the DNA bundled in a "rope". The rope is formed by bundled DNA brought together by (self-)attractive… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/srep29012

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