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DNA ejection from bacteriophage: Towards a general behavior for osmotic-suppression experiments

Castelnovo, M. and Evilevitch, Alex LU (2007) In European Physical Journal E. Soft Matter 24(1). p.9-18
Abstract
We present in this work in vitro measurements of the force ejecting DNA from two distinct bacteriophages (T5 and lambda using the osmotic-suppression technique. Our data are analyzed by revisiting the current theories of DNA packaging in spherical capsids. In particular we show that a simplified analytical model based on bending considerations only is able to account quantitatively for the experimental findings. Physical and biological consequences are discussed.
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European Physical Journal E. Soft Matter
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1292-8941
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10.1140/epje/i2007-10205-5
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  author       = {Castelnovo, M. and Evilevitch, Alex},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
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  series       = {European Physical Journal E. Soft Matter},
  title        = {DNA ejection from bacteriophage: Towards a general behavior for osmotic-suppression experiments},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epje/i2007-10205-5},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2007},
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