Date of Degree
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences
Darcy, Isabel K.
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My research area is applications of topology to biology, especially DNA topology. DNA topology studies the shape and path of DNA in three dimensional space. My thesis relates to the study of DNA topology in a protein-DNA complex by solving tangle equations and calculating distances between DNA knots.
Jones polynomial, knot distance, Montesinos link, tangle, tangle equation
xi, 139 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 136-139).
Copyright 2010 Hyeyoung Moon
Moon, Hyeyoung. "Calculating knot distances and solving tangle equations involving Montesinos links." PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) thesis, University of Iowa, 2010.