Spring 2016

Complexity Issues in Rearrangement Evolution

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 2:30 pm3:00 pm PST

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Calvin Lab 

Here we will consider some complexity issues related to rearrangements, and show that for a wide range of rearrangement types, the size of the space of possible structures scales approximately as (2x)^(n(n-1)/2), where x are the number of breakpoints formed by each rearrangement and n is the number of rearrangements that take place. We also show that many clusters of rearrangements cannot be explained by standard rearrangements, but may be explained by break induced replication.