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Rearrangement Models and Single-Cut Operations

  • Paul Medvedev
  • Jens Stoye
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5817)

Abstract

There have been many widely used genome rearrangement models, such as reversals, Hannenhalli-Pevzner, and double-cut and join. Though each one can be precisely defined, the general notion of a model remains undefined. In this paper, we give a formal set-theoretic definition, which allows us to investigate and prove relationships between distances under various existing and new models. We also initiate the formal study of single-cut operations by giving a linear time algorithm for the distance problem under a new single-cut and join model.

Keywords

Genome Rearrangement Synteny Block Circular Chromosome Linear Chromosome Distance Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Medvedev
    • 1
  • Jens Stoye
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of TorontoCanada
  2. 2.Technische FakultätUniversität BielefeldGermany

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