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Research Article

SLiMFinder: A Probabilistic Method for Identifying Over-Represented, Convergently Evolved, Short Linear Motifs in Proteins

  • Richard J. Edwards mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: r.edwards@soton.ac.uk

    Affiliations: University College Dublin Complex and Adaptive Systems Laboratory, University College Dublin Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Norman E. Davey,

    Affiliation: University College Dublin Complex and Adaptive Systems Laboratory, University College Dublin Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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  • Denis C. Shields

    Affiliation: University College Dublin Complex and Adaptive Systems Laboratory, University College Dublin Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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  • Published: October 03, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000967

About the Authors

Richard J. Edwards, Norman E. Davey, Denis C. Shields
University College Dublin Complex and Adaptive Systems Laboratory, University College Dublin Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Richard J. Edwards
School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: r.edwards@soton.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RE. Performed the experiments: RE. Analyzed the data: RE. Wrote the paper: DS RE. Other: Assisted in algorithm development: ND.