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Open Access Methodology article

Bounds on the distribution of the number of gaps when circles and lines are covered by fragments: Theory and practical application to genomic and metagenomic projects

John Moriarty1*, Julian R Marchesi23 and Anthony Metcalfe1

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1 Department of Mathematics/Boole Centre for Research in Informatics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

2 Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

3 Department of Microbiology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

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BMC Bioinformatics 2007, 8:70  doi:10.1186/1471-2105-8-70

Published: 2 March 2007

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Methods. Mathematical proofs.

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Practical application to genomics and metagenomics. Worked example applications in genomics and metagenomics.

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Calculator. A calculator implementing the formulas in Propositions 1 and 2.

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