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E-CAI: a novel server to estimate an expected value of Codon Adaptation Index (eCAI)

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E-CAI: a novel server to estimate an expected value of Codon Adaptation Index (eCAI)
Background: The Codon Adaptation Index (CAI) is a measure of the synonymous codon usage bias for a DNA or RNA sequence. It quantifies the similarity between the synonymous codon usage of a gene and the synonymous codon frequency of a reference set. Extreme values in the nucleotide or in the amino acid composition have a large impact on differential preference for synonymous codons. It is thence essential to define the limits for the expected value of CAI on the basis of sequence composition in order to properly interpret the CAI and provide statistical support to CAI analyses. Though several freely available programs calculate the CAI for a given DNA sequence, none of them corrects for compositional biases or provides confidence intervals for CAI values. Results: The E-CAI server, available at http://genomes.urv.es/CAIcal/E-CAI, is a web-application that calculates an expected value of CAI for a set of query sequences by generating random sequences with G+C and amino acid content simi...
Pere Puigbò, Ignacio G. Bravo, Santiago Gar
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where BMCBI
Authors Pere Puigbò, Ignacio G. Bravo, Santiago Garcia-Vallvé
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