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Computational identification of rare codons of Escherichia coli based on codon pairs preference

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Computational identification of rare codons of Escherichia coli based on codon pairs preference
Background: Codon bias is believed to play an important role in the control of gene expression. In Escherichia coli, some rare codons, which can limit the expression level of exogenous protein, have been defined by gene engineering operations. Previous studies have confirmed the existence of codon pair's preference in many genomes, but the underlying cause of this bias has not been well established. Here we focus on the patterns of rarely-used synonymous codons. A novel method was introduced to identify the rare codons merely by codon pair bias in Escherichia coli. Results: In Escherichia coli, we defined the "rare codon pairs" by calculating the frequency of occurrence of all codon pairs in coding sequences. Rare codons which are disliked in genes could make great contributions to forming rare codon pairs. Meanwhile our investigation showed that many of these rare codon pairs contain termination codons and the recognized sites of restriction enzymes. Furthermore, a new...
Xianming Wu, Songfeng Wu, Dong Li, Jiyang Zhang, L
Added 08 Dec 2010
Updated 08 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where BMCBI
Authors Xianming Wu, Songfeng Wu, Dong Li, Jiyang Zhang, Lin Hou, Jie Ma, Wanlin Liu, Daming Ren, Yunping Zhu, Fuchu He
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