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DNA duplex cage structures with icosahedral symmetry.

Grayson, N.E. and Taormina, A. and Twarock, R. (2009) 'DNA duplex cage structures with icosahedral symmetry.', Theoretical computer science., 410 (15). pp. 1440-1447.


A construction method for duplex cage structures with icosahedral symmetry made out of single-stranded DNA molecules is presented and applied to an icosidodecahedral cage. It is shown via a mixture of analytic and computer techniques that there exist realisations of this graph in terms of two circular DNA molecules. These blueprints for the organisation of a cage structure with a noncrystallographic symmetry may assist in the design of containers made from DNA for applications in nanotechnology.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Bionanotechnology, Synthetic DNA cage, Icosahedral symmetry.
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Publisher statement:NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Theoretical computer science. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Theoretical computer science, 411 (15), 2009, 10.1016/j.tcs.2008.12.005
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Date deposited:02 May 2013
Date of first online publication:April 2009
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