McPromoter 006 -- The Markov Chain Promoter Prediction Server
Duke University, Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy
A statistical tool for the prediction of transcription start sites
in eukaryotic DNA
This is the McPromoter site at Duke. This is the 2006 fly version of McPromoter.
The 2002 versions, including human, are accessible here .
McPromoter is a program aiming at the exact localization of eukaryotic
RNA polymerase II transcription start sites.
We currently actively develop specific models designed for
D. melanogaster DNA.
This service is free for non-commercial use and
restricted to sequences up to 20 kb. The results will
be mailed to you, so providing an email address is *mandatory*.
We are always thankful for feedback -- especially if you obtain
Q & A site first
for information about the recent changes and instructions how to use McPromoter!
(Also contains links to the McPromoter papers and Uwe's thesis.)
Hint: If you don't get a prediction, have a look at the
graphics that comes with the email to find optima
that might have been missed by the pre-specified sensitivity level.
Submission by pasting a single sequence:
McPromoter was initially developed by Uwe Ohler while at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg,
with help from Georg Stemmer, Andreas Kulicke.
The software is copyright © 1999--2001 by Uwe Ohler,
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
(Chair for Pattern
Recognition). All rights are reserved.
Problems, Comments? email to Uwe Ohler
Our favourite user comment:
"I'll have a McPromoter, a pack of
enhancers and a TATA box, to go!"
Last update: 05.15.06