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6ft(1)

pftools 2.2
July 1999

pftools

build and search protein and DNA generalized profiles

NAME

6ft - 6-frame translation of a DNA sequence into protein

SYNOPSIS

6ft [ -rs ] seq-library-file

DESCRIPTION

6ft translates all six reading frames of a double-stranded DNA sequence into individual protein sequences. Stop codons are represented by character "O". seq-library-file contains one or several sequences in Pearson/Fasta format.
This program may be used for searching genomic or EST sequence databases with a protein profile. Better results are usually obtained by first converting the protein profile into a frame-search profile, and then searching a 2-frame translation of the DNA sequence database generated with pftools program 2ft, see manual pages of pftool programs ptof and 2ft.

OPTIONS

-r Translate only reversed (antisense) strand.
-s Translate only sense strand.

EXAMPLES

See manual pages of pftools program ptof.

AUTHOR

Philipp Bucher
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