A Compression Algorithm as a Complexity Measure on DNA Sequences

  • Giulia Menconi


A new compression method has been used to prove the existence of long range correlated repetitive sequences in some complete genomes within the three domains of life. We defined the computable complexity of a sequence. The consequent complexity analysis both allowed to distinguish the functional regions of the genome and to identify the lowest complex regions which match with noncoding regions.


Information Content Complete Genome Repetitive Sequence Complexity Measure Noncoding Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giulia Menconi
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  1. 1.Centro Interdisciplinare per lo Studio dei Sistemi ComplessiUniversità di PisaPisaItaly

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