Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Gene-Splicing Baskets

Starting with undp, an undip word for tetrahedrane, 

concatenate ud, an undip word for acetylene... 

...and get undpud, or benzvalene.

Insertion of undip words works just as well as concatenation. At any place in an undip word, insert another undip word and the result is a new undip word describing a hybrid shape. The new shape is 2-edge connected where the two original shapes are tenuously joined.

The structural weakness of this 2-edge join can later be healed by viable adjacent-letter (val) mutations. Val mutations are substitutions, insertions, or deletions of two adjacent letters that can be made without reference to context because they intrinsically satisfy the undip grammar rules.

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