Kink Solitons in DNA
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We study DNA dynamics relying on the plane-base rotator model for DNA. It is shown that this dynamics can be represented by kink and antikink solitons. We demonstrate that two velocities are relevant and these are the velocities of both a double and a single stranded DNA. A key question is which one is bigger as this is related to a value of the ratio of two parameters describing the hydrogen and the covalent interactions in DNA. If the velocity of double stranded DNA is larger than one of the single stranded chain then the two ferromagnetic strands are coupled antiferromagnetically. Otherwise, the two DNA strands are coupled ferromagnetically. We discuss possible experiments based on micromanipulation techniques that should be carried out to determine these velocities and the solitonic width.