Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Mathematical Sciences

Date of Award

5-2005

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Teresa W. Haynes, Debra J. Knisley

Committee Members

Yue Zou, Robert B. Gardner

Abstract

Understanding RNA molecules is important to genomics research. Recently researchers at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences used graph theory to model RNA molecules and provided a database of trees representing possible secondary RNA structures. In this thesis we use domination parameters to predict which trees are more likely to exist in nature as RNA structures. This approach appears to have promise in graph theory applications in genomics research.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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