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DNA Sequence Analysis By Optical Pattern Recognition
Author(s): Michael D. Gildner; William A. Christens-Barry; James C. Martin; James F. Hawk
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Paper Abstract

DNA sequence analysis has been demonstrated with optical pattern recognition techniques. New methods to optically study features of the DNA molecular code have been developed by creating new DNA sequence representations. This research involves representing DNA sequences by characters which have been designed so that their Fourier transform properties can be used to perform optical searches for non-specific sequence features. To aid in the design of these characters, a computer simulation of the optical process was developed. Matched spatial filters (MSF) were made of important DNA features using the new DNA representations and searches performed on DNA sequences. The search results were obtained using optical correlation and studied with the aid of image processing capabilities on a microcomputer. Topics to be discussed are DNA features and organization, character design, and optical pattern recognition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0938, Digital and Optical Shape Representation and Pattern Recognition, (22 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.976598
Show Author Affiliations
Michael D. Gildner, The University of Alabama at Birmingham (United States)
William A. Christens-Barry, The University of Alabama at Birmingham (United States)
James C. Martin, The University of Alabama at Birmingham (United States)
James F. Hawk, The University of Alabama at Birmingham (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0938:
Digital and Optical Shape Representation and Pattern Recognition
Richard D. Juday, Editor(s)

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