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GASPing for genes

  • William Wells
Genome Biology20001:spotlight-20000504-02

Published: 04 May 2000


NucleotideFalse PositiveBase PairGenome AnnotationGenome Research

In the Genome Annotation Assessment Project (GASP), 12 groups tested their ability to identify genes in 3 million base pairs of Drosophila DNA. The results are reported in eight papers in the April issue of Genome Research. The majority of the groups correctly identified over 95% of the coding nucleotides. Less successful were predictions of intron/exon boundaries, which were correct for just over 40% of the genes, and predictions of promoter locations, which suffered from a high rate of false positives.


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