A review of the current methods for computational analysis of tandem repeats

Stojanov, Done and Mileva, Aleksandra (2017) A review of the current methods for computational analysis of tandem repeats. Annals of West University of Timisoara, Series of Biology, 20 (2). pp. 159-166. ISSN 2285-7044

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Abstract

This paper considers some of the most important methods for computational tandem repeat analysis. The problem of repeats analysis is far from trivial due to the fact that tandems tend to be highly polymorphic motifs, i.e. or types of mutations within repeats has to be considered. The computational analysis of all types of mutations within repeats increases the time of execution, especially if chromosomes or whole genomes are subject of an analysis. On the other the time complexity significantly improves if only exact tandem repeats are considered, but this has less practical application. There are pros and cons of the methods being considered and maybe the most suitable solutions is a compromise of the opposed conceptions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Natural sciences > Biological sciences
Natural sciences > Computer and information sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science
Depositing User: Done Stojanov
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2018 09:33
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2018 10:27
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/18949

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