Bits and bases: An analysis of genetic information paradigms

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Abstract

The objective of this work is to form a general understanding of biological communication mechanisms by applying Shannon information theory and coding theory concepts to study the complex system of information transmission in biological organisms. We assess the viability of a biological coding theory framework by exploring coding theoretic characteristics of the genetic system that parallel traditional communication systems. We present results of channel capacity studies for prokaryotic and eukaryotic replication processes and explore connections between capacity and cellular aging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the 41st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC
Pages165-169
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event41st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC - Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2007Nov 7 2007

Other

Other41st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC
CountryUnited States
CityPacific Grove, CA
Period11/4/0711/7/07

Keywords

  • Biological coding theory
  • Channel capacity
  • Genetic information
  • Mutation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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