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Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics

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Volume 10, Issue 3


Improving the performance of Transposable Elements detection tools

Tiago Loureiro / Rui Camacho
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  • DEI & Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, http://www.fe.up.pt Portugal
  • LIAAD-INESCTEC, Universidade do Porto, http://www2.inescporto.pt , Portugal
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Published Online: 2016-10-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jib-2013-231


Transposable Elements (TE) are sequences of DNA that move and transpose within a genome. TEs, as mutation agents, are quite important for their role in both genome alteration diseases and on species evolution. Several tools have been developed to discover and annotate TEs but no single tool achieves good results on all different types of TEs. In this paper we evaluate the performance of several TEs detection and annotation tools and investigate if Machine Learning techniques can be used to improve their overall detection accuracy. The results of an in silico evaluation of TEs detection and annotation tools indicate that their performance can be improved by using machine learning constructed classifiers.

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Published Online: 2016-10-18

Published in Print: 2013-12-01

Citation Information: Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics, Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 40–50, ISSN (Online) 1613-4516, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jib-2013-231.

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