Automatic learning of pre-miRNAs from different species

@article{Lopes2016AutomaticLO,
  title={Automatic learning of pre-miRNAs from different species},
  author={Ivani de Oliveira Negr{\~a}o Lopes and Alexander Schliep and Andr{\'e} Carlos Ponce de Leon Ferreira de Carvalho},
  journal={BMC Bioinformatics},
  year={2016},
  volume={17}
}
BackgroundDiscovery of microRNAs (miRNAs) relies on predictive models for characteristic features from miRNA precursors (pre-miRNAs). The short length of miRNA genes and the lack of pronounced sequence features complicate this task. To accommodate the peculiarities of plant and animal miRNAs systems, tools for both systems have evolved differently. However, these tools are biased towards the species for which they were primarily developed and, consequently, their predictive performance on data… 
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