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GENETIC CODE AND NUMBER THEORY

Branko Dragovich

DOI Number
10.2298/FUPCT1603225D
First page
225
Last page
241

Abstract

Living organisms are the most complex, interesting and significant objects regarding all substructures of the universe. Life science is regarded as a science of the 21st century and one can expect great new discoveries in the near futures. This article contains an introductory brief review of genetic informa-tion, its coding and translation of genes to proteins through the genetic code. Some theoretical approaches to the modelling of the genetic code are presented. In particular, connection of the genetic code with number theory is considered and the role of p-adic numbers is underlined.


Keywords

genetic code, p-adic numbers, p-adic genetic code, ultrametrics

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