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Friday, January 21

Miklos Bona, University of Florida

The Combinatorics of Genome Rearrangements, or Biologically Motivated Sorting Algorithms

Date: Time: 4:00 pm–4:50 pm Location: Avery Hall
In evolutionary biology, a genome can be represented by a permutation, with the entries of the permutation playing the role of genes. The evolutionary distance between two species can be defined as the minimum number of transformations of a certain …