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ERIC Number: EJ810992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
A Mathematical Optimization Problem in Bioinformatics
Heyer, Laurie J.
PRIMUS, v18 n1 p101-118 Jan 2008
This article describes the sequence alignment problem in bioinformatics. Through examples, we formulate sequence alignment as an optimization problem and show how to compute the optimal alignment with dynamic programming. The examples and sample exercises have been used by the author in a specialized course in bioinformatics, but could be adapted to mathematics courses in which mathematical optimization or algorithms are discussed. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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