JACIII Vol.19 No.1 pp. 5-10
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2015.p0005


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

August 31, 2012
September 2, 2013
Online released:
January 20, 2015
January 20, 2015
artificial gene, DNA animation, RLE

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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