Genome Sequence Analysis

Abstract

The human genome has an estimated 40 000–100 000 genes dispersed throughout 3.5 billion nucleotides of sequence. DNA sequences are inherently complex and a number of computational tools are required to analyse the genomic sequences of eukaryotic, bacterial and model organisms.

Keywords: human genome; expressed sequence tags; DNA sequencing; coding regions; mRNA; cDNA; exons; introns; basic local alignment search tool (BLAST); Gene Recognition and Analysis Internet Link (GRAIL); bioinformatics

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DeAngelis, Margaret M, and Batzer, Mark A(Apr 2001) Genome Sequence Analysis. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003028]