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           10:00 - 11:00     Weekly Seminar
A quantum mechanical approach towards the calculation of transition probabilities between DNA codons


The role of quantum tunneling in altering the structure of nucleotides to each other?? and causing a mutational event in DNA has been a topic of debate for years?. ?We introduce a new quantum mechanical approach for analyzing a typical point-mutation in DNA strands?. ?Assuming each codon as a base state?, ?a superposition of codon states could provide a physical description for a set of codons encoding the same amino acid and there are transition amplitudes between them?. ?We choose the amino acids Phe and Ile as our understudy bio-systems which are encoded by two and three codons?, ?respectively?. ?We treat them as large quantum systems and ...