Collaboration on a quick pseudo-RNA project?
Ellington at Frodo.MGH.Harvard.EDU
Wed Jan 9 21:39:51 EST 1991
In article <9101091601.AA07596 at genbank.bio.net> CLIFF at IBM.COM ("Cliff
> I'm wondering if anyone would like to fold an artificial Markov RNA
> sequence to see if it looks like "real" RNA folded sequences.
It is almost impossible to create an RNA sequence that doesn't fold up
to look 'real.' I have sequenced a number of 'random' RNAs of length
100 (and subsequently folded them); they look as good as tRNA or
portions of Group 1 introns or any other 'real' RNA that you care to
mention. Given that there are only four bases, and that G can pair
with either U or C and that U can pair with either G or A, it is not
surprising that reasonable secondary structures abound.
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