RNA Secondary Structure Prediction
Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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How to Cite
Hofacker, I. L. 2005. RNA Secondary Structure Prediction. eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
Functional RNA molecules tend to fold into evolutionarily well-conserved structures. On the level of secondary structures, such folding can be predicted by a variety of algorithms from the nucleotide sequence. The predicted structures can help to identify and compare functional RNAs.
- RNA folding;
- base pair;
- energy minimization;
- dynamic programming;
- pair probability;
- suboptimal structures