Inverted Repeats in Viral Genomes
- Authors: Spano', M.; Lillo, F.; Micciche', S.; Mantegna, R.
- Publication year: 2005
- Type: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
- OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/4891
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.