• Is DNA a nonlinear dynamical system where solitary conformational waves are possible?

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      DNA dynamics; nonlinear model; solitons; unwound regions

    • Abstract


      DNA is considered as a nonlinear dynamical system in which solitary conformational waves can be excited. The history of the approach, the main results, and arguments in favour and against are presented. Perspectives are discussed pertaining to studies of DNA’s nonlinear properties.

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      Ludmila V Yakushevich1

      1. Institute of Cell Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow Region - 142290, Russia
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