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Statics of DNA Deformations

Giovanni Zocchi

in Molecular Machines: A Materials Science Approach

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691173863
eISBN:
9781400890064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173863.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

DNA is a deformable molecule. The term “deformable” implies phenomena rooted in the collective behavior of many atoms, and a description based on concepts of continuum and statistical mechanics. Long ... More


Twists and Turns

Frederic Lawrence Holmes

in Meselson, Stahl, and the Replication of DNA: A History of "The Most Beautiful Experiment in Biology"

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300085402
eISBN:
9780300129663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300085402.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the responses proposed by others to the challenge posed by Max Delbruck's provocative paper on the DNA replication problem. This occurred while Meselson and Stahl attended to ... More


Single-Molecule Studies of Nucleic Acids and Their Proteins

David Bensimon, Vincent Croquette, Jean-François Allemand, Xavier Michalet, and Terence Strick

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198530923
eISBN:
9780191864711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198530923.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

This book presents a comprehensive overview of the foundations of single-molecule studies, based on manipulation of the molecules and observation of these with fluorescent probes. It first discusses ... More


Combinatorics of Genome Rearrangements

Guillaume Fertin, Anthony Labarre, Irena Rusu, Eric Tannier, and Stéphane Vialette

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062824
eISBN:
9780262258753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062824.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Mathematical Biology

From one cell to another, from one individual to another, and from one species to another, the content of DNA molecules is often similar. The organization of these molecules, however, differs ... More


Introduction

Guillaume Fertin, Anthony Labarre, Irena Rusu, Eric Tannier, and Steéphane Vialette

in Combinatorics of Genome Rearrangements

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062824
eISBN:
9780262258753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062824.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Mathematical Biology

This introductory chapter first discusses the molecular evolution and the birth of the combinatorics of genome rearrangements. It then describes the genome rearrangement problem; the scope of the ... More


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