DinUSaur is currently under preparation and will be a web--based tool providing
a pipeline for analysis of unassigned sequences in mitochondrial genomes and
their occurrence in other species.
The underlying database is constructed by editing of NCBI Genbank files.
Interesting annotations like protein coding genes, tRNA coding genes, and rRNA
coding genes are stated as 'assigned' and stored in a database whereas all other
features are filtered out. The regions in between the remaining features
therefore are called unassigned sequences (UAS). Each UAS can be
interpreted as possible location of genes currently missing in the annotation of the
corresponding Genbank file.
The results produced by DinUSaur are calculated by the following steps: