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Numerical Characterization and Similarity Analysis of DNA Sequences Based on 2-D Graphical Representation of the Characteristic Sequences

[ Vol. 6 , Issue. 8 ]


Chun Li and Jun Wang   Pages 795 - 799 ( 5 )


Based on the classifications of the four nucleic acid bases, He and Wang reduced a DNA sequence to three binary sequences, which are called the characteristic sequences (J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci. 42 (2002) 1080). In this paper, we associate each characteristic sequence with a bL / bL matrix by giving a 2-D ‘two horizontal lines’ graphical representation, and thus obtain a 3-component vector with entries being the sums of the maximal and minimal eigenvalues of the bL / bL matrices. The introduced vector results in more simple characterizations and comparisons among the coding sequences of exon 1 of beta-globin gene of eleven different species.


dna, characteristic sequence, graphical representation, matrix, eigenvalue


Department of Applied Mathematics, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, P. R. China.

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