Sequence representations

JOHN NASH NUM208JN at NRCCAD.NRC.CA
Tue Sep 18 10:50:00 EST 1990


In response to the comment by Ulrich Melcher on sequence changes:

UM>     I am not suggesting that databases or software be changed.
UM>ASCII codes for ACTG would still be the form that sequences are
UM>stored and manipulated by computers.  I am only suggesting that
UM>we change how those codes are depicted on the printed page.

I'm not too fussed about how these codes are depicted on a page.  However, when
I'm transcribing sequence by hand, I often use lower case "g" instead of G.
(Unfortunately, this could lead to confusion because g is often used for
"probably G".)

Just a thought,


     cheers,
     John,

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     John H.E. Nash <Bitnet: NUM208JN at NRCCAD.NRC.CA >
     Institute for Biological Sciences,
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