server for identification of human repetitive DNA
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Thu Aug 20 13:58:53 EST 1992
Identification of Human Repetitive DNA Elements via Electronic Mail
Biological and Medical Research Division
Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne, Illinois 60439-4833
Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine
440 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto California 94306
An electronic mail server at pythia at anl.gov has been installed that
performs two kinds of tasks:
(1) Identifies occurrences of around 50 known repetitive elements in human
genomic DNA sequences.
The regions that are identified as occurrences of repetitive elements
in the incomming DNA sequence are aligned against the repetitive
element. The alignments are then mailed back to the sender.
(2) Identifies subfamily membership of Alu sequences
The incoming sequence is first aligned against the Alu consensus
sequence and then it is identified as belonging to one of the
subfamilies of Alu sequences based on the bases in a set of diagnostic
To obtain more detailed information on the current availability of
the services and on examples of its use, send a message with a word
"help" in the "Subject"-line to the internet address pythia at anl.gov.
The server is still in the testing phase, so please report any
problems. We would also appreciate your comments on possible
improvements of the server. Send your comments to pythia-admin at anl.gov.
Work supported by the Grant DE-F603-91ER61152 from the U. S.
Department of Energy, Human Genome Program, and in part by the U.S.
Department of Energy, Office of Health and Environmental Research,
under Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38.
The U. S. Government retains a nonexclusive, royalty-free license to
publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow
others to do so, for U. S. Government purposes.
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