# DRIVeR: Diversity Resulting from *In Vitro* Recombination

Version 2006-09-29/02:36:23.

The programme is introduced in Wayne M. Patrick, Andrew E. Firth, Jonathan M. Blackburn, 2003, User-friendly algorithms for estimating completeness and diversity in randomized protein-encoding libraries, *Protein Engineering*, **16**, 451-457, and Andrew E. Firth, Wayne M. Patrick, 2005, Statistics of protein library construction, *Bioinformatics*, **21**, 3314-3315.

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**Problem:** Given a library of *L* sequences generated by random recombination of two near-identical genes differing at only a small number of known nucleotide (or amino acid) positions, we wish to calculate the expected number of distinct sequences in the library. (Typically assuming the mean number of crossovers per sequence *m* < 0.1 x sequence length *N*).

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