Journal article

Gene function prediction based on genomic context clustering and discriminative learning: an application to bacteriophages

J Li, SK Halgamuge, CI Kells, SL Tang

BMC Bioinformatics | BMC | Published : 2007


BACKGROUND: Existing methods for whole-genome comparisons require prior knowledge of related species and provide little automation in the function prediction process. Bacteriophage genomes are an example that cannot be easily analyzed by these methods. This work addresses these shortcomings and aims to provide an automated prediction system of gene function. RESULTS: We have developed a novel system called SynFPS to perform gene function prediction over completed genomes. The prediction system is initialized by clustering a large collection of weakly related genomes into groups based on their resemblance in gene distribution. From each individual group, data are then extracted and used to ..

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