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Archived Comments for: Identification of candidate regulatory sequences in mammalian 3' UTRs by statistical analysis of oligonucleotide distributions

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  1. Bibliographical note added

    Paolo Provero, University of Turin

    27 July 2007

    Strand asymmetry had previously been used to identify elements regulating recombination in bacteria:

    Bell SJ, Chow YC, Ho JY, Forsdyke DR: Correlation of chi orientation with transcription

    indicates a fundamental relationship between recombination and transcription. Gene 1998,


    Lao PJ, Forsdyke DR: Crossover hot-spot instigator (Chi) sequences in Escherichia coli

    occupy distinct recombination/transcription islands. Gene 2000, 243:47-57.

    Competing interests

    None declared