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GOtcha: a new method for prediction of protein function assessed by the annotation of seven genomes

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GOtcha: a new method for prediction of protein function assessed by the annotation of seven genomes
Background: The function of a novel gene product is typically predicted by transitive assignment of annotation from similar sequences. We describe a novel method, GOtcha, for predicting gene product function by annotation with Gene Ontology (GO) terms. GOtcha predicts GO term associations with term-specific probability (P-score) measures of confidence. Term-specific probabilities are a novel feature of GOtcha and allow the identification of conflicts or uncertainty in annotation. Results: The GOtcha method was applied to the recently sequenced genome for Plasmodium falciparum and six other genomes. GOtcha was compared quantitatively for retrieval of assigned GO terms against direct transitive assignment from the highest scoring annotated BLAST search hit (TOPBLAST). GOtcha exploits information deep into the 'twilight zone' of similarity search matches, making use of much information that is otherwise discarded by more simplistic approaches. At a P-score cutoff of 50%, GOtcha...
David M. A. Martin, Matthew Berriman, Geoffrey J.
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Type Journal
Year 2004
Where BMCBI
Authors David M. A. Martin, Matthew Berriman, Geoffrey J. Barton
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