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DNA Engineering

Properties and Applications

edited by Kenji Mizoguchi and Hirokazu Sakamoto

"The book at hand is a marvelous collection of the high-quality reports by a number of outstanding experimenters and theorists in one of the hottest research fields of nowadays. The editors have exerted a truly great effort to demonstrate the eternal verity of R. A. Millikan’s known saying, ‘Science walks forward on two feet, namely theory and experiment, but continuous progress is only made by the use of both.’ This volume ought to be of clear interest not only for freshmen, but also to the colleagues truly versed in the field."

Dr. Evgeni B. Starikov, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814669467
  • Subject: General Biomedical Engineering
  • Published: September 2016
  • Pages: 366

DNA is one of the most known, interesting, and important materials in the world. It is not
only a container of hereditary information of lives but also a fascinating nanomaterial
with self-organization ability with base pairing, flexibility of base sequence, π-electron
band formation, flexibility of intercalation with flat molecules, property control with water
molecules, and so on. DNA as a nanomaterial has the potential to open a new horizon of
applications in the near future.

This book presents basic information about DNA, along with comprehensive theoretical
introduction to DNA. It discusses recent developments in divalent metal ion–inserted
M-DNA complex, which gives rise to the possibility of DNA application to electronic
functionality. Further, the book describes three examples of applications: optical and
electrical materials, electronic devices such as bioTFT memory and color-tunable lightemitting diodes, and biofuel cell application with use of proton conduction in DNA.