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Chromalveolates are a large, diverse supergroup of unicellular eukaryotes that includes Apicomplexa, dinoflagellates, ciliates (three lineages that form the alveolate branch), heterokonts, haptophytes, and cryptomonads (three lineages comprising the chromist branch). All sequenced genomes of chromalveolates have relatively low intron density in(More)
By conventional wisdom, a feature that occurs too often or too rarely in a genome can indicate a functional element. To infer functionality from frequency, it is crucial to precisely characterize occurrences in randomly evolving DNA. We find that the frequency of oligonucleotides in a genomic sequence follows primarily a Pareto-lognormal distribution, which(More)
We describe a model for the sequence evolution of a processed pseudogene and its paralog from a common protein-coding ancestor. The model accounts for substitutions, insertions, and deletions and combines nucleotide- and codon-level mutation models. We give a dynamic programming method for calculating the likelihood of homology between two sequences in the(More)
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