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2012 Shannon Information and Power Law Analysis of the Chromosome Code
J. A. Tenreiro Machado
Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2012(SI01): 1-13 (2012). DOI: 10.1155/2012/439089


This paper studies the information content of the chromosomes of twenty-three species. Several statistics considering different number of bases for alphabet character encoding are derived. Based on the resulting histograms, word delimiters and character relative frequencies are identified. The knowledge of this data allows moving along each chromosome while evaluating the flow of characters and words. The resulting flux of information is captured by means of Shannon entropy. The results are explored in the perspective of power law relationships allowing a quantitative evaluation of the DNA of the species.


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J. A. Tenreiro Machado. "Shannon Information and Power Law Analysis of the Chromosome Code." Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2012 (SI01) 1 - 13, 2012.


Published: 2012
First available in Project Euclid: 5 April 2013

zbMATH: 1253.94035
MathSciNet: MR2975354
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2012/439089

Rights: Copyright © 2012 Hindawi

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