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Figure 8

From: Stochastic dynamics of virus capsid formation: direct versus hierarchical self-assembly

Figure 8

Effect of initial number of monomers on T3 assembly. Comparison of T3 direct and hierarchical assembly for an initial number of N=180, N=198 and N=216 monomers. a)-c) show the FPT(120) and d)-f) show the FPT(150) together with the relative yield of the corresponding cluster size for the respective initial number of monomers while. Blue and red boxes show the results for direct and hierarchical assembly at a fixed k a =9.0 ns−1in a range of k d =1.5·10−3 ns−1−13.5·10−3 ns−1. For N=180 a additional value at k d =0.5·10−3 ns−1is shown. The data points are obtained from at least 10 simulation runs with a maximum length of 9·106ns.

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