Run-Length Encoding Graphic Rules Applied to DNA-Coded Images and Animation Editable by Polymerase Chain Reactions
Yuki Hara and Tomonori Kawano
The University of Kitakyushu, 1-1 Hibikino, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu 808-0135, Japan
We previously proposed novel designs for artificial genes as media for storing digitally compressed image data, specifically for biocomputing by analogy to natural genes mainly used to encode proteins. A run-length encoding (RLE) rule had been applied in DNA-based image data processing, to form coding regions, and noncoding regions were created as space for designing biochemical editing. In the present study, we apply the RLE-based image-coding rule to creation of DNAbased animation. This article consisted of three parts: (i) a theoretical review of RLE-based image coding by DNA, (ii) a technical proposal for biochemical editing of DNA-coded images using the polymerase chain reaction, and (iii) a minimal demonstration of DNAbased animation using simple model images encoded on short DNA molecules.
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