Ejection dynamics of polymeric chains from viral capsids: effect of solvent quality.
We present simulations investigating the effects of solvent quality on the dynamics of flexible (RNA-like) and semiflexible (DNA-like) polymers ejecting from spherical viral capsids. We find that the mean ejection time increases and the ejection time distributions are broadened as the solvent quality decreases. Our results thus suggest that DNA ejection may be very efficiently controlled by tuning the salt concentration in the environment, in agreement with recent experimental findings. We al...Expand abstract
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