A New Numerical Characterization of DNA Sequences

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The main contribution of this work is a novel numerical characterization of a DNA sequence
based on the 2-D graphical representation of DNA introduced by Yau et al. [12].
We construct a 3-tuple of the normalized leading eigenvalues of the Q matrices associated
with the three characteristic curves of a DNA sequence. The approach is illustrated with
an examination of dissimilarities of exon-1 of beta-globin gene of 11 species.


  • Emir Basic
  • Sergei Silvestrov
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Mathematics


  • DNA sequence, DNA vector, distance, graphical representation, DNA curve
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalPreprints in Mathematical Sciences
Issue number28
Publication statusUnpublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch