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On the Capacity of DNA Labeling
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Dganit Hanania (M.Sc. Thesis Seminar)
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Wednesday, 14.06.2023, 16:30
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Taub 601
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Advisor: Prof. E. Yaakobi
DNA labeling is a powerful tool in molecular biology and biotechnology that allows for the visualization, detection, and study of DNA at the molecular level. Under this paradigm, a DNA molecule is being labeled by specific k patterns and is then imaged. Then, the resulted image is modeled as a (k + 1)-ary sequence in which any non-zero symbol indicates on the appearance of the corresponding label in the DNA molecule. The primary goal of this work is to study the labeling capacity, which is defined as the maximal information rate that can be obtained using this labeling process. The labeling capacity is computed for any single label and several results are provided for multiple labels as well. Moreover, we provide the optimal minimal number of labels of length one or two that are needed in order to gain labeling capacity of 2.