Hauser, Raphael and Matzinger, Heinrich (2005) *Local Uniqueness of Alignments with a Fixed Proportion of Gaps.* Technical Report. Unspecified. (Submitted)

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## Abstract

We consider two independent random strings with i.i.d. characters and examine their optimal alignments containing a fixed proportion of gaps. We prove that when the proportion of gaps is small then with high probability optimal alignments differ only in a small number of places and are locally unique everywhere else. The result is somewhat surprising, as one might expect unrelated sequences to admit many near-optimal alignments, whereas for related sequences one might expect an optimal alignment that is unique in many places.

Item Type: | Technical Report (Technical Report) |
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Subjects: | A - C > Biology and other natural sciences O - Z > Probability theory and stochastic processes H - N > Numerical analysis |

Research Groups: | Numerical Analysis Group |

ID Code: | 1145 |

Deposited By: | Lotti Ekert |

Deposited On: | 13 May 2011 08:19 |

Last Modified: | 02 May 2013 08:40 |

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