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comment From a computer science perspective, how is DNA compared for various purposes?
@LamonteCristo lower case can mean various things depending on the source of the sequence. It is often used to indicate i) low quality data, cases where sequencing errors are likely or ii) masked sequences, repetitive elements and the like. You probably don't need to worry about it. As for sample data, no, sorry. I've never worked with that sort of thing. Sample sequences in general are trivial to fins (have a look at the NCBI nucleotide database.
Jun
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answered From a computer science perspective, how is DNA compared for various purposes?
Jun
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reviewed Leave Open Restriction sites
Jun
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reviewed Leave Open Differing number of “things” in mammals
Jun
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reviewed Leave Open What is a genetic marker?
Jun
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reviewed Leave Open CRISPR-Cas Systems
Jun
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comment What is a genetic marker?
@WYSIWYG the OP is trying :) I asked that they break their question into smaller ones and they've done so. Paze, WYSIWIG has a point though, what is it you don't understand about markers? The first line of the WP article seems clear enough: "A genetic marker is a gene or DNA sequence with a known location on a chromosome that can be used to identify individuals or species." What more do you need?
Jun
2
answered Are there constraints on where intron/exon boundaries occur with respect to the triplet codons of the reading frame?
Jun
2
comment What do ants do with our finger nails?
Fair enough, I only posted that comment because your answer has been accepted. It is a very intriguing suggestion if true but it's not really all that likely. I was just hoping you might have a reference to support it is all.
Jun
2
comment What do ants do with our finger nails?
Do you have any evidence at all to support this? I agree that it makes sense as a possibility but that's not enough for accepting it as fact.
May
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revised What is Meriva Phytosome Curcumin?
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May
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answered What is Meriva Phytosome Curcumin?
May
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revised What is Meriva Phytosome Curcumin?
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May
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comment How do I select the sequence identity threshold in cd-hit to cluster proteins for core genome comparative analysis?
This depends on what you are comparing and what question you are trying to answer. There is no golden rule. We might be able to help if you edit your question and add more detail such as i) the species you are comparing; ii) how close those species are; iii) why you are clustering, what's the question you want to answer? Are you looking for orthology? Protein families? Shared domains?
May
29
comment Affymetrix SNP data, how to filter out rows based on rsid
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about parsing a text file and not about biology.
May
29
comment Affymetrix SNP data, how to filter out rows based on rsid
This is not really about biology but about parsing a text file. I'm voting to close as off topic here but, assuming you're using a Linux or Unix machine (which you should be doing, if you're working in bioinformatics), you can ask on Unix & Linux instead. Just make sure to include an example of your input file and your desired output. The solution is probably as simple as grep -vFf ids.txt affy.txt > newfile where ids.txt is the list of SNPs you want to ignore and affy.txt is your data. For more details, please ask on the Unix site.
May
28
revised Restriction sites
Corrected minor grammar issues; removed thanks (those are implied here); and removed second question, please only ask a single questin at a time. And yes, plasmids are really round.
May
28
comment Are there any papers arguing against vaccination in French?
You could find credible sources arguing against specific vaccines but not against vaccination in general. That's like looking for credible sources arguing that the earth is flat.
May
28
comment In protein-protein interactions what is the difference between a binding site and an interface?
We can't give you an answer without more context. Neither of those terms is really standard, so what they mean will depend on context. Could you give some examples?
May
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revised What ways are there to determine how big genera are?
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