Monday, August 28, 2006

On that thread...

Followup to my DNA Ramsey case update -- here's some random Wiki brain-food:

A sequence alignment is a way of arranging the residues (nucleotides or amino acids) of DNA, RNA, or protein primary sequences to identify regions that are historically similar, or dissimilar, as a consequence of functional, structural or evolutionary relationships between the sequences. Aligned sequences are typically represented as rows within a matrix. Gaps are inserted between the residues so that residues with identical or similar characters are aligned in successive columns.
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