DNA packing in bacteriophages (In collaboration with R. Scharein) (Movie) |
2D gel of P4 knots: Two dimensional gel of low complexity knots extracted from P4.Notice the absence of the 4-crossing knot and the prevalence of toroidal knots over twist knots. (Published in Arsuaga et al. 2005) |
Random packing with volume
Unpublished data (Figure exclusion generated by Dr. Scharein) |
Spooling (In collaboration with Steve Harvey) |
Random Spooling:The Random spooling model was introduced in Arsuaga and Diao 2008. The goal was to introduce a spooling like conformation that produces knots. (Figure generated by R.. Scharein) |

A realization of the 8.1 knot in the 1-slabMotivated by the results on P4 cosmids we asked what is the shortest piece of rope needed to make a knot in a tightly confined region (ie. 1-slab)(Submitted for publication) |
A second realization of the 8.1 knot in the 1-slab:
These two realizations are not equivalent when confined to the the 1-slab |