Electric transport and coding sequences of DNA molecules



A tight-binding model is used to investigate the relation between the electric transport properties and the sequences of protein-coding regions of complete genomes. The sequence-dependent transmission coefficient for some particular propagation length wG is closely related to the positions of genes on DNA. wG is the “characteristic migration length” for each species. (© 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)