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Shannon Information and Power Law Analysis of the Chromosome Code

J. A. Tenreiro Machado

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This paper studies the information content of the chromosomes of twenty-three species. Several statistics considering different number of bases for alphabet character encoding are derived. Based on the resulting histograms, word delimiters and character relative frequencies are identified. The knowledge of this data allows moving along each chromosome while evaluating the flow of characters and words. The resulting flux of information is captured by means of Shannon entropy. The results are explored in the perspective of power law relationships allowing a quantitative evaluation of the DNA of the species.

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Abstr. Appl. Anal., Volume 2012, Special Issue (2012), Article ID 439089, 13 pages.

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Tenreiro Machado, J. A. Shannon Information and Power Law Analysis of the Chromosome Code. Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2012, Special Issue (2012), Article ID 439089, 13 pages. doi:10.1155/2012/439089. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aaa/1365168345

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