Viral DNA packaging motors
Many viruses use powerful molecular motors to package their genome into procapsids during assembly
Mesoscopic modeling of chromatinIn eukayotic organisms, DNA is organized into repeating units called nucleosomes, each of which consist of ~1.65 turns of DNA wrapped around an octamer of histone proteins.
Figure 1: Ability to assemble nanoparticles in polymers would enable many advanced applications of PNCs.The incorporation of nanoparticles into polymers constitutes a powerful strategy for enhancing their mechanical properties and for introducing new optical, electrical, and magnetic functionalities into the polymers.
DNA nanotechnology is a rapidly growing field of science that holds great promise for creating nanodevices capable of programmable transport and delivery of molecular cargoes, high-precision molecular sensing, nanomanufacturing, molecular computing, and countless other applications.