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Friday 3 October 2014

DNA annotation

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Definition: DNA annotation or genome annotation is the process of identifying the locations of genes and all of the coding regions in a genome and determining what those genes do.

An annotation (irrespective of the context) is a note added by way of explanation or commentary. Once a genome is sequenced, it needs to be annotated to make sense of it.

See also

- protein annotation

Reference

- Software Suite for Gene and Protein Annotation Prediction and Similarity Search. Chicco D, Masseroli M. IEEE/ACM Trans Comput Biol Bioinform. 2015 Jul-Aug;12(4):837-43. doi : 10.1109/TCBB.2014.2382127 PMID: 26357324