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Wave propagation of Coupled Modes in the DNA double helix

by Conrad B. Tabi, Alidou Mohamadou and Timoleon C. Kofane

Document info: Pages 13, Figures 2.

The dynamics of waves propagating along the DNA molecule is described by the coupled nonlinear Schrodinger equations. We consider both the single and the coupled nonlinear excitation modes, and we discuss their biological implications. Furthermore, the characteristics of the coupled mode solution are discussed and we show that such a solution can describe the local opening observed within the transcription and the replication phenomena.

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