Scale-invariant spatial patterns in genome organization

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Eukaryotic genomes are characterized by coding regions interspersed within non-coding sequences, creating irregular dispersal patterns. Fractal analysis was applied to the study of this dispersed organization of eukaryotic genomes. The results show that eukaryotic genomes possess two length regimes - a short ordered length scale, and a fractal regime with fractal dimensions ranging from 0.21±0.02 to 0.84±0.02. Fractal scaling provides clues to the origin and evolution of sequence patterns within genomes, and provides us with tools necessary to characterize such patterns in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-256
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Apr 12 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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