Evaluation of the current models for the evolution of bacterial DNA uptake signal sequences

Chu, Dominique and Rowe, Jonathan and Lee, Hoong-Chien (2006) Evaluation of the current models for the evolution of bacterial DNA uptake signal sequences. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 238 (1). pp. 157-166. ISSN 0022-5193. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Current opinion considers two main hypotheses for the evolutionary origin of uptake signal sequences in bacteria: one model regards the uptake signal sequence (USS) as the result of biased gene conversion, whereas the second model views the USS as a molecular tag that evolved as an adaptation. In this article, we present various computational models that implement specific versions of those hypotheses. Those models show that the two hypothesis are not necessarily as opposed to each other as may appear at first glance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Uptake signal sequence; Agent-based modelling; Natural competence
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Dominique Chu
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:04
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2014 14:04
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14511 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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