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A p-adic model of DNA sequence and genetic code

A p-adic model of DNA sequence and genetic code Using basic properties of p-adic numbers, we consider a simple new approach to describe main aspects of DNA sequence and the genetic code. In our investigation central role plays an ultrametric p-adic information space whose basic elements are nucleotides, codons and genes. We show that a 5-adicmodel is appropriate for DNA sequence. This 5-adicmodel, combined with 2-adic distance, is also suitable for the genetic code and for amore advanced employment in genomics. We find that genetic code degeneracy is related to the p-adic distance between codons. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png P-Adic Numbers, Ultrametric Analysis, and Applications Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Subject
Mathematics; Algebra
ISSN
2070-0466
eISSN
2070-0474
DOI
10.1134/S2070046609010038
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Abstract

Using basic properties of p-adic numbers, we consider a simple new approach to describe main aspects of DNA sequence and the genetic code. In our investigation central role plays an ultrametric p-adic information space whose basic elements are nucleotides, codons and genes. We show that a 5-adicmodel is appropriate for DNA sequence. This 5-adicmodel, combined with 2-adic distance, is also suitable for the genetic code and for amore advanced employment in genomics. We find that genetic code degeneracy is related to the p-adic distance between codons.

Journal

P-Adic Numbers, Ultrametric Analysis, and ApplicationsSpringer Journals

Published: Feb 8, 2009

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