# How to write a palindrome sequence as-wish (create, theoretically) ? (self-answered)

There are specific examples from nature, of palindromic sequences.

But without memorizing them, is there any way to randomly write or create or derive a palindromic sequence for a theoretical discussion?

by the way, Genetic palindromes are not an exact ditto of verbal-palindrome.

I once developed a method, but it is so-basic and simple that I'm pretty sure it is already discovered. Here I "shared my knowledge, Q&A-style"

## Step-1

Write a small sequence randomly.

    5'... A T G C C


## Step 2

Write the sequence in opposite-direction, on the next line. It will end at just at the next-place of last place of previous sequence, i.e.

         -------->

5'... A T G C C

C C G T A ...5' .

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## Step-3

Fill-in-the blanks following base-pair rule, and the sequence is now ready.

5'... A T G$\:$ C C$\:$ | G G C A T ...3'

3'... T A C G G | C C G T$\:$ A ...5'

The previous method was similar way we usually read a verbal palindrome (though unlike a verbal palindrome, any reflection-symmetry was Not present ). But there is a rotational-symmetry (2-fold), (rotational symmetry means it contains parts which are superposable on rotation).

So we could create a palindromic sequence using rotation also.

Or could rotate pre-filled up sequence (if exactly follow the user's instructions)

The brown dot indicates the axis of rotational-symmetry of the written-sequence, vertical to the plane of paper.

• I use the same method, just the steps are different: create a sequence, write its complementary, turn it 180°, tada! Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 13:49
• @another'Homosapien' Thanks but when Ii first came to me, no method was told so I developed one. Now I thought about share, is there any problem doing that?
– user25568
Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 13:58
• you could write an answer
– user25568
Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 13:59