FAN: Fingerprint analysis of nucleotide sequences

Neil Maudling, Teresa K. Attwood

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    FAN is a server for fingerprint analysis of nucleotide sequences. The server performs a search of submitted nucleotide sequences against the PRINTS database. Searches are performed directly against fingerprints using a codon position specific score matrix (PSSM) approach. The advantages of this approach are increased specificity for coding sequence (CDS) over non-CDS, and increased tolerance to base-substituting and frameshifting sequence errors. Furthermore, there is no need for prior translation of the nucleotide sequences. A web-based interface to the software is available at © Oxford University Press 2004; all rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)W620-W623
    JournalNucleic acids research.
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2004


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