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Título: Entropy analysis of DNA code dynamics in human chromosomes
Autor: Costa, António Cardoso
Machado, J. A. Tenreiro
Quelhas, Dulce
Palavras-chave: DNA
Chromosome
Fractional calculus
Entropy
Dynamics
Data: 2011
Editora: Elsevier
Relatório da Série N.º: Computers and Mathematics with Applications; Vol. 62, Issue 3
Resumo: Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is the most fundamental aspect of life but present day scientific knowledge has merely scratched the surface of the problem posed by its decoding. While experimental methods provide insightful clues, the adoption of analysis tools supported by the formalism of mathematics will lead to a systematic and solid build-up of knowledge. This paper studies human DNA from the perspective of system dynamics. By associating entropy and the Fourier transform, several global properties of the code are revealed. The fractional order characteristics emerge as a natural consequence of the information content. These properties constitute a small piece of scientific knowledge that will support further efforts towards the final aim of establishing a comprehensive theory of the phenomena involved in life.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/1268
ISSN: 0898-1221
Versão do Editor: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0898122111001568
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