3 letters code vs 1-letter code

Annette C. Hollmann ah690549 at mbcr.bcm.tmc.edu
Wed Mar 23 21:27:13 EST 1994

In article <hegyi.764450032 at hubi.abc.hu> hegyi at hubi.abc.hu (Hedvig Hegyi) writes:
>It is an extremely simple question, too: could anyone tell me how
>can I convert a 3-letter-coded protein sequence into a 1-letter-coded one?

I would simply use BACKTRANSLATE to generate the most probable DNA
sequence (I believe that is option c). Then take this DNA sequence and use
the TRANSLATE command. Be sure to specify that the entire DNA is to be
translated and that the output file should be in 1-letter code. I don't
recall the commands to put in but you should be able to get them by using
gcghelp and asking for an example of translate.

I know this is klutzy but I tried it and it works.
There is probably a much more elegant solution.

ah690549 at mbcr.bcm.tmc.edu

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