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Variations on RNA Folding and Alignment: Lessons from Benasque

Athanasius F. Bompfünewerer, Rolf Backofen, Stephan H. Berhart, Jana Hertel, Ivo L. Hofacker, Peter F. Stadler, Sebastian Will


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J Math Biol. 56: 129-144 (2008).


Dynamic Programming Algorithms solve many standard problems of RNA bioinformatics in polynomial time. In this contribution we discuss a series of variations on these standard methods that implement refined biophysical models, such as a restriction of RNA folding to canonical structures, and an extension of structural alignments to an explicit scoring of stacking propensities. Furthermore, we demonstrate that a local structural alignment can be employed for ncRNA gene finding. In this context we discuss scanning variants for folding and alignment algorithms.


RNA folding, Secondary structure Alignment, Dynamic Programming