Information Theory and the Genetic Code

dc.contributor.advisorRajnak, Stanley L.
dc.contributor.authorGarland, Harry Thomas
dc.description25 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractEvery organism is built from a complex set of instructions coded as a sequence of the four different nuoleotides of the DNA molecule. These genetic instructions have evolved for a period of three billion years until today over ten million times more genetic information is required to biosynthesize a human than was required for our first living ancestor. This information is coded in a microscopic skein of DNA five billion nucleotides in length. We will introduce a few highlights of information theory, and indicate how they are applicable to the processing of this genetic information.en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Mathematics Senior Individualized Projects Collection
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dc.titleInformation Theory and the Genetic Codeen_US