[Bioperl-l] sequence validation

William R.Pearson wrp at alpha0.bioch.virginia.edu
Sat Jun 14 15:24:33 EDT 2003

I must point out that, from the point of view of the FASTA program, and 
I think
BLAST as well, any sequence of printable characters is a "valid" FASTA 
or DNA sequence.  Letters that do not conform to IUPAC amino-acids or 
are simply ignored, as are numbers, spaces, tabs, etc.

Bill Pearson

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