The Breakpoint Graph in Ciliates

  • R. Brijder
  • H. J. Hoogeboom
  • G. Rozenberg
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3695)


The gene assembly process in ciliates (single-cell organisms) is interesting from both the biological and computational point of view. This paper studies the computational nature of the gene assembly process. Motivated by the breakpoint graph known from another branch of DNA transformation research, we introduce the reduction graph as a tool for the study of this process, and illustrate its usefulness by proving a number of properties of gene assembly.


Gene Assembly Reduction Rule Reduction Function Cyclic Component Reality Edge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Brijder
    • 1
  • H. J. Hoogeboom
    • 1
  • G. Rozenberg
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer ScienceLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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