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A supersymmetric model for the evolution of the genetic code


Bashford, JD and Tsohantjis, I and Jarvis, PD, A supersymmetric model for the evolution of the genetic code, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 95, (3) pp. 987-992. ISSN 0027-8424 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1073/pnas.95.3.987


A model is presented for the structure and evolution of the eukaryotic and vertebrate mitochondrial genetic codes, based on the representation theory of the Lie superalgebra A(5,0) ≃ sl(6/1). A key role is played by pyrimidine and purine exchange symmetries in codon quartets.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Other physical sciences
Research Field:Other physical sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Tsohantjis, I (Dr Ioannis Tsohantjis)
UTAS Author:Jarvis, PD (Dr Peter Jarvis)
ID Code:13609
Year Published:1998
Web of Science® Times Cited:50
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:1998-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-08

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