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# Topological classification of RNA structures.

@article{Bon2008TopologicalCO, title={Topological classification of RNA structures.}, author={Michael Bon and G. Vernizzi and Henri Orland and A. Zee}, journal={Journal of molecular biology}, year={2008}, volume={379 4}, pages={900-11} }

- Published 2008 in Journal of molecular biology
DOI:10.1016/j.jmb.2008.04.033

We present a novel topological classification of RNA secondary structures with pseudoknots. It is based on the topological genus of the circular diagram associated to the RNA base-pair structure. The genus is a positive integer number whose value quantifies the topological complexity of the folded RNA structure. In such a representation, planar diagrams correspond to pure RNA secondary structures and have zero genus, whereas non-planar diagrams correspond to pseudoknotted structures and have… CONTINUE READING