[Biococoa-dev] RNA vs. DNA

Alexander Griekspoor mek at mekentosj.com
Wed Sep 8 14:10:52 EDT 2004

> If I want to create the RNA equivalents of the symbol and sequence 
> classes,
> is there anything I'd need to do aside from a find and replace with
> "uridine" for "thymidine" and "U" for "T"?
Yes, replace uracil for thymidine ;-)

>  Are ambiguous bases also used
> for RNA?

I believe so, but if there's a 100% replacement for all T's for U's, 
that I'm not 100% sure.

> The reason I'm asking is that I'm gradually realizing that formalizing 
> the
> translation code would be easiest to do working with DNA and RNA in
> parallel, and from the BioCocoa perspective, RNA doesn't exist at the
> moment.  Figure I might as well fix that omission.
It's certainly more than welcome! Great!


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