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Genome Sequence Analysis

  1. Margaret M DeAngelis,
  2. Mark A Batzer

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003028



How to Cite

DeAngelis, M. M. and Batzer, M. A. 2001. Genome Sequence Analysis. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


The human genome has an estimated 40 000–100 000 genes dispersed throughout 3.5 billion nucleotides of sequence. DNA sequences are inherently complex and a number of computational tools are required to analyse the genomic sequences of eukaryotic, bacterial and model organisms.


  • human genome;
  • expressed sequence tags;
  • DNA sequencing;
  • coding regions;
  • mRNA;
  • cDNA;
  • exons;
  • introns;
  • basic local alignment search tool (BLAST);
  • Gene Recognition and Analysis Internet Link (GRAIL);
  • bioinformatics