A Statistical Analysis of Gene Arrangement Patterns in Bacterial and Yeast Genomes

Kentaro Tomii (tomii@kuicr.kyoto-u.ac.jp)
Minoru Kanehisa (kanehisa@kuicr.kyoto-u.ac.jp)

Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University
Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611, Japan


The complete sequences of prokaryotic genomes and a eukaryotic genome have been reported. The time has come to analyze entire genome features among different organisms. We show here the results of a statistical analysis of the correlation between gene arrangements in the genome and biological functitons of gene products.