Massive determination of complete genomes sequences has led to development of different tools for genome comparisons. Our approach is to compare genomes according to typical genomic distributions of a mathematical function that reflects a certain biological function. In this study we used comprehensive genome analysis of DNA curvature distributions before starts and after ends of prokaryotic genes to evaluate the assistance of mathematical and statistical procedures. Due to an extensive amount of data we were able to define the factors influencing the curvature distribution in promoter and terminator regions. Two clustering methods, K-means and PAM were applied and produced very similar clusterings that reflect genomic attributes and environmental conditions of species’ habitat.
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