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Gene Feature Identification

  1. Izabela Makałowska

Published Online: 16 JUL 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005319.pub2



How to Cite

Makałowska, I. 2007. Gene Feature Identification. eLS. .

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  1. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JUL 2007


The identification of all genes is one of the goals of any genome-sequencing project. Apart from laboratory techniques, genes can also be identified by using computational, homology-based or ab initio (model-based) methods, which differ in their performance according to the sequence being analysed. With the growing number of sequenced genomes, comparative genomics is becoming the most powerful method for deciphering genomes.


  • gene prediction;
  • comparative genomics;
  • gene structure;
  • sequence similarity