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by plynxis
Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: actual numerical system that dna represents
Replies: 5
Views: 3546

i understand what you're saying - as i said in my post, you can *represent* it in binary, ofcourse it doesnt mean it is binary just because it can be represented that way - just a comment. what i think is more important is why exactly it needs to be quaternary. i guess thats a totally different topi...
by plynxis
Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: actual numerical system that dna represents
Replies: 5
Views: 3546

i see. thanks for the quick reply :)

without intending to sound like a smartass though, it can still be represented in binary, if you use two bits instead of one for each base pair :P one could say its more of a compressed binary pattern, with exactly half the size it would have if it were true binary.
by plynxis
Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: actual numerical system that dna represents
Replies: 5
Views: 3546

actual numerical system that dna represents

Hi, i'm not a biologist, i'm an engineering student dealing mostly with electronics and automation. thing is, i've thought for a long time that dna is essentially binary, but on the internet, i've read its actually quaternary (base 4). i havent actually read this at like 100 different sites, but jus...