Finds repeats through an analysis of the power spectrum of a given DNA sequence. By repeat we mean the repeated occurrence of a segment of N nucleotides within a DNA sequence. The repeats can be contiguous, in which case they are termed tandem repeats, or not, in which case they are dispersed. SRF is an ab initio technique as no prior assumptions need to be made regarding either the repeat length, its fidelity, or whether the repeats are in tandem or not.
Department of Biotechnology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India; Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, India; School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India; School of Information Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India