DATABASE: Parsing RNA

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Science  17 Sep 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5691, pp. 1687
DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5691.1687e

Researchers looking for broad patterns in the sequence or structure of RNA may want to check out Transterm, a tool from the University of Otago in New Zealand. The site lets users analyze RNAs from organisms whose gene sequences are housed in GenBank. For example, visitors can select a species and then determine how often its RNAs use each of the three-letter codons that designate a specific amino acid. The site also ferrets out motifs: nucleotide sequences or structural quirks that can affect the RNA's stability and how the cell reads it.

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