A Probabilistic Model For The Time To Unravel A Strand Of Dna

R. J. Vanderbei, L. A. Shepp

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Abstract

A common model for the time o~ (sec) taken by a DNA strand of length L (cm) to unravel is to assume that new points of unraveling occur along the strand as a Poisson process of rate 3L l/(cmx sec) in space-time and that the unraveling propagates at speed v/2 (cm/sec) in each direction until time o ~.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-314
Number of pages16
JournalCommunications in Statistics. Stochastic Models
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation

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