On the Evolution of Information in the Constituents of Regulatory Gene Networks

Jan T. Kim, Thomas Martinetz, Daniel Polani

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Transcription factors and their binding sites have become a focal point of bioinformaties research since it became clear that regulatory networks are a centerpiece of genetic information processing. Understanding how genetic information controls and organizes complex biological processes, such as metabolic dynamics, development and morphogenesis, is a major challenge which is addressed by current bioinformatic modelling. The process of realizing phenotypic properties encoded in DNA sequences necessarily involves sequence specific contacts between DNA subsequences and molecules with a biological activity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFunction and Regulation of Cellular Systems: Experiments and Models
EditorsAndreas Deutsch, Jonathan Howard, Martin Falcke, Walter Zimmermann
PublisherBirkhäuser Basel
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-3764369255
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004

Publication series

NameMathematics and Biosciences in Interaction
PublisherBirkhäuser Basel

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