Genetic motif extracting method and apparatus

Yuich Kawanishi*, Takash Gojobori, Yoshio Tateno, Kazuho Ikeo, Masahito Kawai

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


A genetic motif extracting apparatus is adapted to extract a motif from genetic sequence information, where the motif has a regularity in a distinctive feature that specifies a genetic function. The genetic motif extracting apparatus includes a weight calculation unit for calculating a weight of each genetic sequence from a length of at least one branch of an evolution tree structure that is related to a plurality of genetic sequences, a score calculation unit for calculating a score that indicates a degree of similarity of sequence elements of the genetic sequences appearing at a site for each site of the genetic sequences using the weight calculated by the weight calculation unit, and a feature information extraction unit for extracting a part of the genetic sequence having the regularity in the distinctive feature as the motif based on the score calculated by the score calculation unit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)675
Number of pages1
JournalBiotechnology Advances
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology


Dive into the research topics of 'Genetic motif extracting method and apparatus'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this