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palindrome is a tool to find inverted repeats (palindromes, stem-loops) in nucleotide sequences. The palindrome algorithm detects all inverted repeats given a minim and a maximum length, maximum gap, and a maximum number of mismatches.


Sequence composition, complexity and repeats


  • Operation: Repeat sequence detection; RNA secondary structure prediction
  • Input: Sequence record (USA)
  • Output: Sequence features
  • Software interface: Command-line user interface
  • Language: C
  • Operating system: Linux; Mac OS X; Microsoft Windows
  • License: GNU GPL v3
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: 6.x
  • Maturity: Mature
  • Credit: -
  • Contact: emboss _at_ | emboss-bug _at_
  • Collection: EMBOSS


Rice P, Longden I, Bleasby A "EMBOSS: the European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite." Trends Genet. 2000; 16(6):276-7
PMID: 10827456

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