Recent Patents on DNA & Gene Sequences

Christian Bronner  
Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Strasboug
France

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Extraction of Infrequent Simple Motifs from a Finite Set of Sequences using a Lattice Structure

Author(s): Tarek El-Falah, Thierry Lecroq and Mourad Elloumi

Affiliation: Laboratory of Technologies of Information and Communication and Electrical Engineering, Higher School of Sciences and Technologies of Tunis, 1008 Tunis, Tunisia.

Keywords: Lattice, algorithms, strings, infrequent motifs, patents.

Abstract:

In this paper we present a method for finding infrequent simple motifs in a finite set of sequences. The method uses a lattice structure and minimal forbidden patterns. It is based on a method for solving the Simple Motif Problem and has the potential to discover new patents in biological macromolecules. Indeed, the extracted motifs can help biologists to learn about the biological functions of these macromolecules and, consequently, can help them to understand the mechanisms of the biological processes in which these sequences are involved.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 7
ISSUE: 2
Page: [123 - 127]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1872215611307020006