I am writing a paper about DNA sequence prediction. DNA sequence prediction is done across various areas of biology, including, for example, RSS sequence prediction (in immunology) and prediction of promoter regions in vertebrate DNA sequences.
I was just wondering how one would describe such specific areas as "RSS sequence prediction" and "promoter region prediction". To be concrete, I wanted to write something like:
This paper describes a method of DNA sequence prediction using standard Bayesian modelling techniques. While there is much existing work on DNA sequence prediction, most of this work is in the context of biological research. Typically the techniques used are very specific to the biological subdomain under consideration. Also, these techniques often use use additional biological information about the biological sequences under consideration, besides the sequence data itself.
Is the term
subspeciality the correct term to use here? Would
biological area or
biological domain/subdomain be better, or some other term?
Incidentally, if anyone knows other areas where DNA sequence prediction is used, please mention it/them. Thanks.