UNIT 4.2 Using MZEF to Find Internal Coding Exons

  1. Micheal Q. Zhang

Published Online: 1 AUG 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bi0402s00

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Zhang, M. Q. 2002. Using MZEF to Find Internal Coding Exons. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 00:4.2:4.2.1–4.2.18.

Author Information

  1. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 AUG 2002
  2. Published Print: JAN 2003


MZEF (Michael Zhang's Exon Finder) was designed to help identify one of the most important classes of exons, i.e. the internal coding exons, in human genomic DNA sequences. It is neither for predicting intronless genes, nor for assembling predicted exons into complete gene models. There is also a mouse version (mMZEF) and an Arabidopsis version (aMZEF). This unit presents the Unix and Web versions of MZEF and reviews how to interpret the MZEF results.