Bug#803542: ITP: trnascan-se -- detection of transfer RNA genes in genomic sequence
Owner: Debian Med Packaging Team <email@example.com>
* Package name : trnascan-se
Version : 1.3.1
Upstream Author : Todd Lowe <firstname.lastname@example.org> and colleagues
* URL : http://lowelab.ucsc.edu/tRNAscan-SE
* License : GPL
Programming Lang: C, Perl
Description : detection of transfer RNA genes in genomic sequence
tRNAscan-SE identifies 99-100% of transfer RNA genes in DNA sequence while
giving less than one false positive per 15 gigabases. Two previously described
tRNA detection programs are used as fast, first-pass prefilters to identify
candidate tRNAs, which are then analyzed by a highly selective tRNA covariance
model. This work represents a practical application of RNA covariance models,
which are general, probabilistic secondary structure profiles based on
stochastic context-free grammars. tRNAscan-SE searches at ~ 30 000 bp/s.
Additional extensions to tRNAscan-SE detect unusual tRNA homologues such as
selenocysteine tRNAs, tRNA-derived repetitive elements and tRNA pseudogenes.
This package is useful for genome annotations and will be managed by the
Debian Med team.