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Leaderless genes in bacteria: clue to the evolution of translation initiation mechanisms in prokaryotes

Xiaobin Zheng123, Gang-Qing Hu124, Zhen-Su She12 and Huaiqiu Zhu123*

Author Affiliations

1 State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Systems and Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

2 Center for Theoretical Biology, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

3 Center for Protein Science, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

4 Current address: Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA

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BMC Genomics 2011, 12:361  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-361

Published: 12 July 2011

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Details of the EM algorithm to find signals. This additional file is to describe details of the EM algorithm used in finding translation initiation signals.

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