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Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening


ISSN (Print): 1386-2073
ISSN (Online): 1875-5402

Opinion Article

Semiotic Thoughts on Biological Sequence Representations

Author(s): Guillermo Restrepo*

Volume 25 , Issue 3 , 2022

Published on: 05 July, 2021

Page: [349 - 353] Pages: 3

DOI: 10.2174/1386207324666210705112232


The deluge of biological sequences ranging from those of proteins, DNA and RNA to genomes has motivated to devise models to represent them, which are further used to contrast those sequences. Here we present a brief bibliometric description of the research area devoted to the representation of biological sequences and highlight the semiotic elements of this process. Finally, we argue that this research area must learn from the evolution of mathematical chemistry and try to avoid its pitfalls.

Keywords: Biological sequences, representations, mathematical chemistry, semiotics, bibliometrics, sociology of science.

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