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KNOTTED AND LINKED PRODUCTS OF RECOMBINATION ON T (2, n)#T (2, m) SUBSTRATES

  • Flapan, Erica ;
  • Grevet, Jeremy ;
  • Li, Qi ;
  • Sun, Chen Daisy ;
  • Wong, Helen
  • Received : 2013.11.21
  • Published : 2014.07.01

Abstract

We develop a topological model of site-specific recombination that applies to substrates which are the connected sum of two torus links of the form T(2, n)#T(2, m). Then we use our model to prove that all knots and links that can be produced by site-specific recombination on such substrates are contained in one of two families, which we illustrate.

Keywords

DNA topology;DNA knots;site-specific recombination

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : NSF