Mining Cytochrome b561 proteins from plant genomes

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Mining Cytochrome b561 proteins from plant genomes
—Cytochrome b561 (Cyt-b561) proteins play important functions in plants such as anti-toxin defense reactions, growth and development, and prevention of damage to plants from excess light under drought condition. Because of their high sequence divergence, thorough mining of Cyt-b561 and related proteins from diverse plant genomes is not easy. For example, currently there is only one Cyt-b561 gene in the maize genome and none has been found from the soybean genome, while twenty two are known in the Arabidopsis thaliana genome. Alignment-free methods for protein classification, e.g., multivariate statistical analysis methods using various amino acid properties as sequence descriptors, can be more sensitive for remotely similar protein identification compared to often-used alignment-based methods. In order to identify Cyt-b561 proteins thoroughly from available plant genomes, we examined alignment-free protein classifiers based on partial least squares (PLS) and support vector machine...
Stephen O. Opiyo, Etsuko N. Moriyama
Added 27 Jan 2011
Updated 27 Jan 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Authors Stephen O. Opiyo, Etsuko N. Moriyama
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