Conserved patterns in bacterial genomes: A conundrum physically tailored by evolutionary tinkering

  • Ivan Junier
  • Published 2014 in Computational Biology and Chemistry

Abstract

The proper functioning of bacteria is encoded in their genome at multiple levels or scales, each of which is constrained by specific physical forces. At the smallest spatial scales, interatomic forces dictate the folding and function of proteins and nucleic acids. On longer length scales, stochastic forces emerging from the thermal jiggling of proteins and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.compbiolchem.2014.08.017

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