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Scan Statistics in DNA and Protein Sequence Analysis

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Scan Statistics

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Scientists in fields ranging from evolution to medicine compare protein or DNA sequences from several biological sources. DNA is a long molecule, deoxyribonucleic acid, that contains genetic codes that control biological processes. The DNA molecule most often consists of two strands of nucleotides each consisting of a deoxyribose residue, a phosphate group, and a nucleotide base. The four nucleotide bases (or bases for short) are denoted A, C, G, T corresponding to adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine. The deoxyribose residues linked by phosphate bonds are like the backbone of a single strand of a long necklace with the bases being attached beads. The two strands are linked by hydrogen bonds between pairs of bases, where an A on one strand links with T on the other strand, and a C on one strand links with a G on the other strand. Knowing the sequence of bases in one strand automatically gives the sequence in the complementary strand.

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Glaz, J., Naus, J., Wallenstein, S. (2001). Scan Statistics in DNA and Protein Sequence Analysis. In: Scan Statistics. Springer Series in Statistics. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-3460-7_6

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