Volume 85, Number 3, February 2009
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Interdisciplinary Physics and Related Areas of Science and Technology|
|Published online||04 February 2009|
Dynamics of a bubble formed in double-stranded DNA
Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University - Varanasi-221 005, India
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 8 January 2009
We study the fluctuational dynamics of a tagged base pair in double-stranded DNA. We calculate the drift force which acts on the tagged base pair using a potential model that describes interactions at base pairs level and use it to construct a Fokker-Planck equation. The calculated displacement autocorrelation function is found to be in very good agreement with the experimental result of Altan-Bonnet et al. (Phys. Rev. Lett., 90 (2003) 138101) over the entire time range of measurement. We calculate the most probable displacements which predominately contribute to the autocorrelation function and the half-time history of these displacements.
PACS: 87.14.gk – DNA / 87.15.Ya – Fluctuations / 87.15.ad – Analytical theories
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