Journal of Molecular Evolution

, Volume 33, Issue 5, pp 470–473 | Cite as

Determination of window size for analyzing DNA sequences

  • Fumio Tajima
Article

Summary

DNA sequences are generally not random sequences. To show such nonrandomness visually, DNA sequence data are often plotted as moving averages for a certain length of window slid along a sequence. Here a simple algorithm is presented for determining the window size and for finding a nonrandom region of sequence.

Key words

DNA sequence Sliding window Moving window Nonrandom sequence Statistical tests 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fumio Tajima
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  1. 1.National Institute of GeneticsMishima, ShizuokaJapan

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