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Durham University

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Academic Staff

Publication details for Anne Taormina

Grayson, N.E., Taormina, A. & Twarock, R. (2009). DNA duplex cage structures with icosahedral symmetry. Theoretical Computer Science 410(15): 1440-1447.

Author(s) from Durham

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.