The observed form of coated vesicles and a mathematical covering problem.

@article{Tarnai1991TheOF,
  title={The observed form of coated vesicles and a mathematical covering problem.},
  author={T Tarnai},
  journal={Journal of molecular biology},
  year={1991},
  volume={218 3},
  pages={485-8}
}
  • T Tarnai
  • Published 1991 in Journal of molecular biology
A connection is made between (1) the observed structures of clathrin cages and (2) the mathematical problem of determination of the smallest diameter of n equal circles by which the surface of a sphere can be covered without gaps. For different numbers n of circles, it is found that the various clathrin polyhedra identified so far provide topologically the same configurations as the proven solutions of the sphere-covering problem for some n or improve on the currently best conjectured solutions… CONTINUE READING

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