Keywords: DNA based devices, genetic code symmetries, DNA physics, DNA nanotechnology, nanodevices, biomolecules
DNA and genetic code: a candidate for nano devices
The last century has witnessed a tremendous miniaturisation of electronic devices and nanotechnology. Biomolecules like DNA are the likely candidates for nanodevices. Molecular recognition, programmability, self assembling capabilities and biocompatibility are some unique features of DNA. DNA based nanotechnology exploit the properties and symmetries of DNA and the genetic code. In the present paper, we discuss the Lie algebraic and an equivalent spin space approach to understand the physics and symmetries of DNA and the genetic code.