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de novo Annotation of Pack-TYPE Transposable Elements

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Algorithm and tools for in silico pack-TYPE transposon discovery. Filters a given genome for properties unique to DNA transposons and provides tools for the investigation of returned matches. Sequences are input in DNAString format, and ranges are returned as a dataframe (in the format returned by as.dataframe(GRanges)).

Author: Jack Gisby [aut, cre] , Marco Catoni [aut]

Maintainer: Jack Gisby <jackgisby at>

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biocViews Annotation, Genetics, SequenceMatching, Software
Version 1.16.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.11 (R-4.0) (4 years)
License GPL-2
Depends R (>= 4.1.0)
Imports Biostrings, GenomicRanges, kmer, ape, methods, IRanges, S4Vectors
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