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2012 Rational tangle surgery and Xer recombination on catenanes
Isabel K Darcy, Kai Ishihara, Ram K Medikonduri, Koya Shimokawa
Algebr. Geom. Topol. 12(2): 1183-1210 (2012). DOI: 10.2140/agt.2012.12.1183

Abstract

The protein recombinase can change the knot type of circular DNA. The action of a recombinase converting one knot into another knot is normally mathematically modeled by band surgery. Band surgeries on a 2–bridge knot N4mn12m yielding a (2,2k)–torus link are characterized. We apply this and other rational tangle surgery results to analyze Xer recombination on DNA catenanes using the tangle model for protein-bound DNA.

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Isabel K Darcy. Kai Ishihara. Ram K Medikonduri. Koya Shimokawa. "Rational tangle surgery and Xer recombination on catenanes." Algebr. Geom. Topol. 12 (2) 1183 - 1210, 2012. https://doi.org/10.2140/agt.2012.12.1183

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Received: 29 September 2011; Revised: 2 February 2012; Accepted: 3 February 2012; Published: 2012
First available in Project Euclid: 19 December 2017

zbMATH: 1254.57007
MathSciNet: MR2928910
Digital Object Identifier: 10.2140/agt.2012.12.1183

Subjects:
Primary: 57M25, 92C40

Rights: Copyright © 2012 Mathematical Sciences Publishers

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