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comment Did not understand a small excerpt from a research paper
(cont'd) if it said something like "is the one defined for that type of amino acid". Once one understands the bit-for-residue-type representation, one might be able read the sentence as communicating something like that, but if one has not yet thought of that approach, the sentence does not put the idea across well (IMO).
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comment Did not understand a small excerpt from a research paper
@ddiez, I did not mean to imply the paper was poor (or the surrounding paragraph), but that the quoted sentence did a poor job of describing the representation, which was essentially the sentence's only job. The surrounding paragraph I don't think makes up for that, although it does provide necessary context. The problem is that nowhere does it convey that there is a defined bit position within the bit string for each kind of amino acid. It says "corresponds to the position of the amino acid residue" where it would be better ...
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revised What is the strand specificity of a reference genome?
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comment Why can't plasma proteins migrate from capillaries?
See Leukocyte extravasation.
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