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Published in Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 68:3 (2006), pp. 727-733; doi: 10.1007/s11538-005-9019-y
In this paper we construct a mathematical model for DNA replication based on Shannon’s mathematical theory for communication. We treatDNAreplication as a communication channel. We show that the mean replication rate is maximal with four nucleotide bases under the primary assumption that the pairing time of the G–C bases is between 1.65 and 3 times the pairing time of the A–T bases.