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Recent Patents on DNA & Gene Sequences
ISSN (Print): 1872-2156
ISSN (Online): 2212-3431
VOLUME: 7
ISSUE: 2
DOI: 10.2174/1872215611307020006      Price:  $100









Extraction of Infrequent Simple Motifs from a Finite Set of Sequences using a Lattice Structure

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Author(s): Tarek El-Falah, Thierry Lecroq and Mourad Elloumi
Pages 123-127 (5)
Abstract:
In this paper we present a method for finding infrequent simple motifs in a finite set of sequences. The method uses a lattice structure and minimal forbidden patterns. It is based on a method for solving the Simple Motif Problem and has the potential to discover new patents in biological macromolecules. Indeed, the extracted motifs can help biologists to learn about the biological functions of these macromolecules and, consequently, can help them to understand the mechanisms of the biological processes in which these sequences are involved.
Keywords:
Lattice, algorithms, strings, infrequent motifs, patents.
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Technologies of Information and Communication and Electrical Engineering, Higher School of Sciences and Technologies of Tunis, 1008 Tunis, Tunisia.