MS (Master of Science)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Debra J. Knisley
Michel Helfgott, Jeff R. Knisley
In this work, we study error correcting codes and generalize the concepts with a view toward a novel application in the study of DNA sequences. The author investigates the possibility that an error correcting linear code could be included in the human genome through application and research. The author finds that while it is an accepted hypothesis that it is reasonable that some kind of error correcting code is used in DNA, no one has actually been able to identify one. The author uses the application to illustrate how the subject of coding theory can provide a teaching enrichment activity for undergraduate mathematics.
Thesis - Open Access
Lyle, Suzanne McLean, "Error Correcting Codes and the Human Genome." (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1689. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1689
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