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Shortest statistically significant sequence length in worm genome?

Richard Durbin rd at sanger.ac.uk
Fri Sep 21 05:31:23 EST 2001

50% of 13mers in the elegans sequence are unique, 80% of the 15mers, and 92%
of the 30mers.  The remaining 8% or so is repeated at least once in longer


Colin Dolphin wrote:
>  Dear All
>  Does anyone know what is the shortest length of sequence that would be
>  statistically unique in C elegans?
>  Colin

Richard Durbin                                      The Sanger Centre
email: rd at sanger.ac.uk                   Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
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