How to detect a tandem repeat?

Fredj Tekaia tekaia at
Tue May 25 03:19:23 EST 1993

In article <C7IG5p.CKH at> billyli at (Billy Li) writes:
>  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.

   The following program and reference might be suggested :
- SAPS (Statistical Analysis of Protein Sequence)
   Brendel, V. (volker at
- Brendel, V. et al.
 Methods and algorithms for statistical analysis of protein sequences.
 Proc. Natl. Acad. SCi. USA 89 : 2002-2006

 Fredj Tekaia

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