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Inverted Repeats in Viral Genomes

  • Authors: Spano', M.; Lillo, F.; Micciche', S.; Mantegna, R.
  • Publication year: 2005
  • Type: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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We investigate 738 complete genomes of viruses to detect the presence of short inverted repeats. The number of inverted repeats found is compared with the prediction obtained for a Bernoullian and for a Markovian control model. We find as a statistical regularity that the number of observed inverted repeats is often greater than the one expected in terms of a Bernoullian or Markovian model in several of the viruses and in almost all those with a genome longer than 30,000 bp.