4.1.3 CUR size distribution

The CUR size distribution is the function that relates the size of one CUR with the probability of being observed during the unzipping experiment. The size of all the CURs observed in the unzipping of one molecule is obtained by calculating the difference of the means (in base pairs) between consecutive Gaussians (see Fig. 4.3d). The histogram of all the CUR sizes gives the experimental distribution of CUR sizes (see Fig. 4.4).

Figure 4.4: Experimental CUR size distribution for the 2.2 kbp sequence. Sizes range from a few base pairs up to 90 bp with a maximum number of detected CUR sizes between 20 and 50 bp.

JM Huguet 2014-02-12