Fixed-Parameter Algorithm for General Pedigrees with a Single Pair of Sites

  • Duong D. Doan
  • Patricia A. Evans
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6053)


The problem of computing the minimum number of recombination events for general pedigrees with two sites for all members is investigated. We show that this NP-hard problem can be parametrically reduced to the Bipartization by Edge Removal problem and therefore can be solved by an O(2k ·n2) exact algorithm, where n is the number of members and k is the number of recombination events.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Duong D. Doan
    • 1
  • Patricia A. Evans
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer ScienceUniversity of New BrunswickFredericton, New BrunswickCanada

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