TAPIR, a web server for the prediction of plant microRNA targets, including target mimics
We present a new web server called TAPIR, designed for the prediction of plant microRNA targets. The server offers the possibility to search for plant miRNA targets using a fast and a precise algorithm. The precise option is much slower but guarantees to find less perfectly paired miRNA-target duplexes. Furthermore, the precise option allows the prediction of target mimics, which are characterized by a miRNA-target duplex having a large loop, making them undetectable by traditional tools.
The TAPIR web server can be accessed at: http://bioinformatics.psb.ugent.be/webtools/tapir.
Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.
Bonnet, E., He, Y., Billiau, K., Van de Peer, Y. (2010) TAPIR, a web server for the prediction of plant microRNA targets, including target mimics. Bioinformatics 26(12):1566-8.
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