Intermittency as a universal characteristic of the complete chromosome DNA sequences of eukaryotes: From protozoa to human genomes

S. Rybalko, S. Larionov, M. Poptsova, and A. Loskutov
Phys. Rev. E 84, 042902 – Published 17 October 2011


Large-scale dynamical properties of complete chromosome DNA sequences of eukaryotes are considered. Using the proposed deterministic models with intermittency and symbolic dynamics we describe a wide spectrum of large-scale patterns inherent in these sequences, such as segmental duplications, tandem repeats, and other complex sequence structures. It is shown that the recently discovered gene number balance on the strands is not of a random nature, and certain subsystems of a complete chromosome DNA sequence exhibit the properties of deterministic chaos.

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  • Received 4 March 2011


©2011 American Physical Society

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S. Rybalko1,*, S. Larionov2, M. Poptsova3, and A. Loskutov2

  • 1Universite de Franche-Comte UMR CNRS 6174, route de Gray, F-25030 Besancon, France
  • 2Physics Faculty, Moscow State University, 119992 Moscow, Russia
  • 3Institute for Computational Biomedicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York 10021, USA

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Vol. 84, Iss. 4 — October 2011

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