R M Streffer

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Recently, the application of two statistical methods (related to Zipf's distribution and Shannon's redundancy), called 'linguistic' tests, to the primary structure of DNA sequences of living organisms has excited considerable interest. Of particular importance is the claim that noncoding DNA sequences in eukaryotes display specific 'linguistic' features,(More)
Recent findings concerning long-range correlations and fractals in intron-containing DNA sequences of living organisms are tested qualitatively and quantitatively. Extending previous studies, we demonstrate that these findings are trivially equivalent to variations of the base-pair composition in different regions of a DNA sequence. It is shown explicitly(More)
Recently, the possible occurrence of long-range correlations between nucleotides in DNA sequences of living organisms has excited considerable interest. Of particular importance is the claim that only intron-containing sequences exhibit these correlations. Different investigations, however, have disproved the claimed difference between intron-containing and(More)
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