Comparative genomics study of inverted repeats in bacteria

  title={Comparative genomics study of inverted repeats in bacteria},
  author={Fabrizio Lillo and Salvatore Basile and Rosario N. Mantegna},
  volume={18 7},
MOTIVATION Comparative genomics provides a powerful way to investigate regularities and differences observed at DNA level across species. Here we study the number and location of inverted repeats occurring in complete genomes of bacteria. Inverted repeats are compatible with the formation of hairpin structures in the messenger RNA. Some of these structures are known to be rho-independent intrinsic terminators. RESULTS We investigate the number of inverted repeats observed in 37 complete… CONTINUE READING