Statistical Calculation (Help! is my reasoning okay!!)
Graham Dellaire
dellaire at ODYSSEE.NET
Sat Jul 13 21:30:27 EST 1996
Hello all,
I am trying to estimate the odds of integrating into a given position in
the genome of the mouse if considered a random event. If I use a number
of approx. 3 billion bps for the size of the genome (with 40 chrms) then
the odds of targeting a single chromosome is 1/40 chms or 1/75 million
bps. Okay now if you arbitrarily divide the genome up into 1Mb units
there are 3000 Mb in the genome or 3000 separate units to target. If
you wanted to determine the odds of integrating DNA into the same one Mb
unit wouldn't the odds of that event be approx. 1/3000? So then
targeting the same 100kb would be 1/30 000 and so on....
So to recap 1/40 for the same chms
and 1/3000 for the same 1Mb unit.
Am I leaving something out? What else should I consider? For some
reason this seems way too simple.
Finally if I have a given frequency for integrating in a locus, and I
want to find out if the frequency deviates from random, what test should
I use?
Thanks in advance for all help and suggestions
G. Dellaire
dellaire at odyssee.net
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