[Bioperl-l] How to check mRNA moltype?

Hong Lu honglu69@altavista.com
17 Oct 2001 10:58:37 -0700

"alphabet" difference between mRNA and genomic DNA is less of concern because perl can quickly convert 'T' to 'U'. 

The real need is to differentiate mRNA records and genomic DNA records. There is real biological difference between these 2 type of record.

Maybe we need 2 method, one to refer to "alphabet", another to refer to "biological type" 

Henry Lu
Epigenesis Pharmaceuticals

> I don't like this. Although genbank says "mRNA" it doesn't *use* RNA
> characters. I'd prefer the mRNA to be somewhere in teh annotation whereas
> moltype means "alphabet".
> It is a "where do you put this information" question. Any other opinions?

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