Information Theoretical Treatments of Genes

Masanori OHYA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)   Vol.E72   No.5   pp.556-560
Publication Date: 1989/05/25
Online ISSN: 
Print ISSN: 0000-0000
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Issue on Information Theory and Its Applications)

Full Text: PDF>>
Buy this Article

Some concepts in information theory are tried to apply to the study of genes. The mutual entropy is used to define a measure indicating the similarity between two genetic sequences. The alignment of sequences is briefly discussed. Some phylogenetic trees are written by using the entropy measure. According to this results, usefulness of information theory is discussed in the study of genes such as molecular evolution.