Date of Award
Master of Arts in Mathematics
First Reader/Committee Chair
DNA self-assembly is an important tool used in the building of nanostructures and targeted virotherapies. We use tools from graph theory and number theory to encode the biological process of DNA self-assembly. The principal component of this process is to examine collections of branched junction molecules, called pots, and study the types of structures that such pots can realize. In this thesis, we restrict our attention to pots which contain identical cohesive-ends, or a single bond-edge type, and we demonstrate the types and sizes of structures that can be built based on a single characteristic of the pot that is easily checked. The results of this thesis classify nearly every type of structure that can be assembled from molecules with one bond-edge type.
Lavengood-Ryan, Andrew Tyler, "DNA COMPLEXES OF ONE BOND-EDGE TYPE" (2020). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 1039.