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Programmed DNA Self-Assembly and Logic Circuits

Abstract DNA is a unique, highly programmable and addressable biomolecule. Due to its reliable and predictable base recognition behavior, uniform structural properties, and extraordinary stability, DNA molecules are desirable substrates for biological computation and nanotechnology. The field of DNA computation has gained considerable attention due to the possibility of exploiting the massive parallelism that is inherent in natural systems to solve computational problems. This dissertation focuses on building novel types of computational DNA systems based on both DNA reaction networks and DNA nanotechnology. A series of related research projects are presented here. First, a novel, three-input majority logic gate based on DNA strand displacement reac... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Li, Wei (Author) / Yan, Hao (Advisor) / Liu, Yan (Advisor) / Chen, Julian (Committee member) / Gould, Ian (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemistry / Biochemistry / DNA / DNA computation / DNA nanotechnology / self-assembly
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 212 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Chemistry 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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