Nonextensive statistical approach to non-coding human DNA

Th Oikonomou, A. Provata, U. Tirnakli

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Abstract

We use q-exponential distributions, which maximize the nonextensive entropy Sq (defined as Sq ≡ (1 - ∑i piq) / (q - 1)), to study the size distributions of non-coding DNA (including introns and intergenic regions) in all human chromosomes. We show that the value of the exponent q describing the non-coding size distributions is similar for all chromosomes and varies between 2 ≤ q ≤ 2.3 with the exception of chromosomes X and Y.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2653-2659
Number of pages7
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Volume387
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 15 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Classical statistical mechanics
  • DNA
  • RNA
  • Structures and organization in complex systems

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  • Mathematical Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

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Nonextensive statistical approach to non-coding human DNA. / Oikonomou, Th; Provata, A.; Tirnakli, U.

In: Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Vol. 387, No. 11, 15.04.2008, p. 2653-2659.

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