Ashok S. Kolaskar

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A software package that allows one to carry out multiple alignment of protein and nucleic acid sequences of almost unlimited length and number of sequences is developed on C-DAC parallel computer--a transputer-based machine. The farming approach is used for data parallelization. The speed gains are almost linear when the number of transputers is increased(More)
MOTIVATION The recent rapid rise in the availability of whole genome DNA sequence data has led to bottlenecks in their complete analysis. Specifically, there is a need for software tools that will allow mining of gene and putative gene data at a whole genome level. These new tools will complement the current set already in use for studying specific aspects(More)
UNLABELLED Eukaryotes have both 'intron containing' and 'intron less' genes. Several databases are available for 'intron containing' genes in eukaryotes. In this note, we describe a database for 'intron less' genes from eukaryotes. 'Intron less' eukaryotic genes having prokaryotic architecture will help to understand gene evolution in a much simpler way(More)
VirGen is a comprehensive viral genome resource that organizes the 'sequence space' of viral genomes in a structured fashion. It has been developed with the objective of serving as an annotated and curated database comprising complete genome sequences of viruses, value-added derived data and data mining tools. The current release (v1.1) contains 559(More)
cDNA sequence data from E. coli phages, for which complete genome sequences are known, have been analysed, From this analysis thirteen triplets have been identified as markers to distinguish protein-coding frames from fortuitous open reading frames. The region of -18 to +18 nucleotides around ATG/GTG, has been analysed and used to identify initiator codons(More)
BACKGROUND Whole genome sequence data is a step towards generating the 'parts list' of life to understand the underlying principles of Biocomplexity. Genome sequencing initiatives of human and model organisms are targeted efforts towards understanding principles of evolution with an application envisaged to improve human health. These efforts culminated in(More)