Searching for 2D RNA geometries in bacterial genomes

  title={Searching for 2D RNA geometries in bacterial genomes},
  author={Uri Laserson and Hin Hark Gan and Tamar Schlick},
  booktitle={Symposium on Computational Geometry},
The central dogma of biology, that DNA makes RNA makes protein, was again shown to be outdated with the recent discovery of RNAs that have essential regulatory functions (e.g., metabolite-binding RNAs, transcription regulation) [2, 15]. These finding have stimulated a large effort to search for small, functional RNA motifs (either embedded inside larger messenger RNA molecules or as separate molecules in the cell). For example, it is known that cells make use of a variety of small non-coding… CONTINUE READING