How to detect a tandem repeat?

Billy Li billyli at
Sun May 23 21:56:13 EST 1993

  Sorry for a dumb question.  Did anyone know how to precisely define
a tandem repeat (prossibly with a good reference)?  Biologists have
published sequences claiming a segment is a tandem repeat.  How do they
detect them and is there any algorithm or software that can detect
tandem repeats?  How did tandem repeats differ from slippage since
both types of repeats occur together.
  Sorry for so many questions and I look forward to hear your responses.
  Please e-mail if possible.

Billy Li,  email: billyli at
Department of Statistics,
University of Hong Kong.
Tel: (852) 8591920     Fax: (852) 8589041

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