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1A sequence contained in or forming part of another sequence.

‘We assume that a sequence consists of subsequences delimited by functionally constrained blocks.’

‘These scoring matrices are combined with algorithmic procedures, usually based on dynamic programming, to extract subsequences from the targets that best match the class libraries.’

‘Collinearity was assessed by computing the longest common subsequence of gene pairs.’

‘His ‘lifestreams’ model arranges documents in sequences and subsequences, with various facilities for browsing and searching.’

‘Transcription factors are proteins that bind to a subsequence of the DNA before a gene and encourage the start of transcription.’

1.1Mathematics A sequence derived from another by the omission of a number of terms.

‘It follows from Dirichlet's box principle, that in any permutation of 10 distinct numbers there exists an increasing subsequence of at least 4 numbers or a decreasing subsequence of at least 4 numbers.’

‘In 1929 he published a mathematics paper in which he constructed an infinite sequence of 0's and 1's with no three identical consecutive subsequences of any length.’

‘It is a subsequence of A001177 above, selecting the numbers at the prime positions.’

‘This is called Zeckendorf's theorem, and the subsequence of Fibonacci numbers which add up to a given integer is called its Zeckendorf representation.’

‘This sequence contains various increasing subsequences, such as 5 6 9 or 1 3 6 7 8.’