Evolutionary Puzzles: An Introduction to Genome Rearrangement

  title={Evolutionary Puzzles: An Introduction to Genome Rearrangement},
  author={Mathieu Blanchette},
  booktitle={International Conference on Computational Science},
  • M. Blanchette
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    International Conference on…
    28 May 2001
  • Biology
This paper is intended to serve as an introduction to genome rearrangement and its use for inferring phylogenetic trees. We begin with a brief description of the major players of the field (chromosomes, genes, etc.) and the types of mutations that can affect them, focussing obviously on genome rearrangement. This leads to a simple mathematical representation of the data (the order of the genes on the chromosomes), and the operations that modify it (inversions, transpositions, and translocations… 
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