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An Investigation of Codon Usage Bias Including Visualization and Quantification in Organisms Exhibiting Multiple Biases
Kno.e.sis Publications
  • Douglas W. Raiford, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Travis E. Doom, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Dan E. Krane, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Michael L. Raymer, Wright State University - Main Campus
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Date
1-1-2006
Abstract
Prokaryotic genomic sequence data provides a rich resource for bioinformatic analytic algorithms. Information can be extracted in many ways from the sequence data. One often overlooked process involves investigating an organism’s codon usage. Degeneracy in the genetic code leads to multiple codons coding for the same amino acids. Organism’s often preferentially utilize specific codons when coding for an amino acid. This biased codon usage can be a useful trait when predicting a gene’s expressivity or whether the gene originated from horizontal transfer. There can be multiple biases at play in a genome causing errors in the predictive process. For this reason it is important to understand the interplay of multiple biases in an organism’s genome. We present here new techniques in the measurement and analysis of multiple biases in prokaryotic genomic data. Included is a visualization technique aimed at demonstrating genomic adherence to a set of discrete biases.
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This paper was presented at the Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics (OCCBIO), Athens, OH, June 2006.

Citation Information
Douglas W. Raiford, Travis E. Doom, Dan E. Krane and Michael L. Raymer. "An Investigation of Codon Usage Bias Including Visualization and Quantification in Organisms Exhibiting Multiple Biases" (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/travis_doom/48/