• SWORDS: A statistical tool for analysing large DNA sequences

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      DNA sequences; statistical tool; SWORDS

    • Abstract


      In this article, we present some simple yet effective statistical techniques for analysing and comparing large DNA sequences. These techniques are based on frequency distributions of DNA words in a large sequence, and have been packaged into a software called SWORDS. Using sequences available in public domain databases housed in the Internet, we demonstrate how SWORDS can be conveniently used by molecular biologists and geneticists to unmask biologically important features hidden in large sequences and assess their statistical significance.

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      Probal Chaudhuri1 Sandip Das1

      1. Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 BT Road, Kolkata - 700 108, India
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