We consider the one-dimensional helicoidal PeyrardBishop (PB) model of DNA dynamics. By means of a method based on the Jacobian elliptic functions, we obtain the exact analytical solution which describes the modulational instability and the propagation of a bright solitary wave on a continuous wave background. It is shown that these solutions depend on the modulational (or Benjamin-Feir) instability criterion. Numerical simulations of their propagation show these excitations to be long-lived and suggest that they are physically relevant for DNA.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Modelling and Simulation
- Applied Mathematics