compseq: is U an amino acid
JAEN (Jacob Engelbrecht)
jaen at novonordisk.com
Wed Aug 21 07:34:30 UTC 2002
I have been using compseq for protein sequences and wondered why 'U' is
reported as an amino acid?
I looked in the code (nucleus/embnmer.c) and found it was specifically
accounted for, whereas 'X' which in many databases as unknown is not
specifically accounted for.
Would it not make sense to have options which made specific symbols part of
the alphabet or left them out:
-leaveout XU or -include BZXU
Jacob Engelbrecht, Phd
6A1.038 Novo Alle
tel: +45 4442 4403
mail: jaen at novonordisk.com
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