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DNA duplex cage structures with icosahedral symmetry

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JournalTheoretical Computer Science
DatePublished - 1 Apr 2009
Issue number15
Volume410
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)1440-1447
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

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. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Bionanotechnology, Synthetic DNA cage, Icosahedral symmetry, OCTAHEDRON, RNA

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