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RNA Tertiary Structure Prediction: Computational Techniques

  1. François Major,
  2. Patrick Gendron

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005275

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How to Cite

Major, F. and Gendron, P. 2005. RNA Tertiary Structure Prediction: Computational Techniques. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

Abstract

Ribonucleic acid (RNA) tertiary structure prediction is an activity that consists of inferring complete sets of atomic coordinates of RNAs, in Euclidean space, on the basis of observation, knowledge or construct. The principal goal of prediction is to obtain precise RNA tertiary structures and, thus, to reduce the costs of the discovery process by offering to scientists new possibilities to design efficient pinpoint experiments to decipher RNA function.

Keywords:

  • prediction;
  • structural graph;
  • search space;
  • algorithm;
  • inference