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Property Force required to package DNA to innermost radius in capsid
Organism Bacteriophage Lambda
Value 12
Units pN
Reference Garcia HG, Grayson P, Han L, Inamdar M, Kondev J, Nelson PC, Phillips R, Widom J, Wiggins PA. Biological consequences of tightly bent DNA: the other life of a macromolecular celebrity. Biopolymers. 2007 Feb 585(2):115-30.
Reference PubMed ID 17103419
Method Model of tightly packed viral DNA. This model predicts the innermost radius of lambda DNA as 3 nm
Comments pN=picoNewton=10^-12Newton. The force required to pack DNA into capsid increases as DNA is further packed along 'inversed spool'
Entered By Uri M
Date Added Jan 12, 2009 4:31 PM
Date Edited Jan 13, 2009 4:24 AM
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