Bio-Molecular Shapes and Algebraic Structures
Christian Reidys and Peter F. Stadler
Shapes of biological macromolecules---RNA, DNA, and proteins---can be
represented by abstract algebraic structures provided as suitably coarse
resolution is chosen. These abstract structures, for instance
partially ordered sets and permutation groups, can be used for
deriving new metric distances between biomolecular shapes and for
proving surprising theorems on sequence-structure relations.
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