Before we can discuss modeling the evolution of DNA sequences, the reader needs a basic knowledge of the object being modeled. Biologists should skip this very rapid introduction, the purpose of which is to introduce some of the terminology used in later discussions. Mathematicians should concentrate here on the description of the genetic code and the notion of recombination. An important subliminal message is that DNA sequences are not long words randomly chosen from a four-letter alphabet; chemistry plays an important role as well.


Mutation Rate Stationary Distribution Pairwise Difference Infinite Allele Model Moran Model 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rick Durrett
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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