Publication Date

Fall 2013

Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science


"Darwin wasn't just provocative in saying that we descend from the apes—he didn't go far enough, we are apes in every way, from our long arms and tailless bodies to our habits and temperament." said Frans de Waal, a primate scientist at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. 1.3 million Species have been named and analyzed by scientists. This project focuses on capturing various nucleotide sequences of various species and determining the similarity and differences between them. Finite state automata have been used to accomplish this. The automata for a DNA genome is created using Alergia algorithm and is used as the foundation for comparing it to the other species DNA sequences.