Is DNA a Language?

Is DNA a Language? DNA sequences usually involve local construction rules that affect different scales. As such their “dictionary” may not follow Zipf's law (a power law) which is followed in every natural language. Indeed, analysis of many DNA sequences suggests that no linguistics connections to DNA exist and that even though it has structure DNA in not a language. Computer simulations and a biological approach to this problem further support these results. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Theoretical Biology Elsevier

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 1997 Academic Press
ISSN
0022-5193
eISSN
1095-8541
D.O.I.
10.1006/jtbi.1996.0239
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Abstract

DNA sequences usually involve local construction rules that affect different scales. As such their “dictionary” may not follow Zipf's law (a power law) which is followed in every natural language. Indeed, analysis of many DNA sequences suggests that no linguistics connections to DNA exist and that even though it has structure DNA in not a language. Computer simulations and a biological approach to this problem further support these results.

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Journal of Theoretical BiologyElsevier

Published: Jan 7, 1997

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