MoAn specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_16694
Name MoAn
Alternative name Motif Annealer
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages C
License GNU General Public License version 3.0
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Source code URL
Maintained Yes


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  • person_outline Stinus Lindgreen

Publication for Motif Annealer

MoAn citation


AMD, an Automated Motif Discovery Tool Using Stepwise Refinement of Gapped Consensuses

PLoS One
PMCID: 3171486
PMID: 21931761
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0024576

[…] if discovery tools improve performance by using discriminative algorithms, which take into account negative sets in the analysis. Members of this type of motif discovery tools include DME , DEME and MoAn .In addition, the algorithms used in most of the motif discovery tools are mainly designed to discover un-gapped motifs, which are usually less than 12 nt long. This restriction is largely due to […]

MoAn institution(s)
The Bioinformatics Centre, Department of Biology and the Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
MoAn funding source(s)
Supported by a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the Novo scholarship programme and by the European Research Council under the EU 7th Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013)/ERC grant agreement 204135.

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