John F. Atkins

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MOTIVATION In an effort to identify potential programmed frameshift sites by statistical analysis, we explore the hypothesis that selective pressure would have rendered such sites underabundant and underrepresented in protein-coding sequences. We developed a computer program to compare the frequencies of k-length subsequences of nucleotides with the(More)
UNLABELLED Correct annotation of genes encoding release factors in bacterial genomes is often complicated by utilization of +1 programmed ribosomal frameshifting during synthesis of release factor 2, RF2. In the absence of robust computational approaches for predicting ribosomal frameshifting, the success of proper annotation depends on annotators'(More)
The RECODE database is a compilation of translational recoding events (programmed ribosomal frameshifting, codon redefinition and translational bypass). The database provides information about the genes utilizing these events for their expression, recoding sites, stimulatory sequences and other relevant information. The Database is freely available at(More)
The RECODE database is a compilation of 'programmed' translational recoding events taken from the scientific literature and personal communications. The database deals with programmed ribosomal frameshifting, codon redefinition and translational bypass occurring in a variety of organisms. The entries for each event include the sequences of the corresponding(More)
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