tRNA gene detection

Tim Littlejohn tim at megasun.BCH.UMontreal.CA
Thu Mar 3 00:24:20 EST 1994

In article <2kvjuj$af2 at mserv1.dl.ac.uk> Jeroen Coppieters <jecop at gengenp.rug.ac.be> writes:
>I vaguely remember reading about a program capable of recogizing tRNA 
>genes when fed with genomic DNA sequences.
>Is such a program available in GCG?
>Or does anyone know of such a program in public domain?
>We would prefer unix software.

We use an excellent program called tRNAscan:

	Identification of tRNA genes in genomic DNA.
	Fichant and Burks, J. Mol. Biol. (1991) 220:659-671.

I have compiled and used it on SunOS (UNIX) without any problems.
The users guide says:
"The source code program has been tested on a SUN4 running under UNIX."
but I imagine it should compile without problems on other platforms.

Send an email message with the word


as the only text to:

	bioserve at temin.lanl.gov

and you will get further instructions on how to get this program.


Tim Littlejohn

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