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Bioinformatics. 2001 May;17(5):391-7.

Comparison of genomic DNA sequences: solved and unsolved problems.

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Penn State, University Park, PA 16802, USA. webb@cse.psu.edu

Abstract

MOTIVATION:

The DNA sequences of entire genomes are being determined at a rapid rate. Whereas initial genome sequencing efforts were for organisms chosen to be widely spaced in the tree of life, there is a growing emphasis on projects to sequence a species that is sufficiently similar to an already-sequenced species to allow direct comparison of those two DNA sequences. This and other changes in genome sequencing strategies have created a strong need for new methods to compare genomic sequences.

RESULTS:

We sketch the current state of software for comparing genomic DNA sequences and outline research directions that we believe are likely to result in important advances in practice.

PMID:
11331233
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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