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Title

 

 

 

 

ACUA: A software tool for automated codon usage analysis

 

Authors

Vetrivel Umashankar1*, Vijayakumar  Arunkumar1 and Sudarsanam Dorairaj2

Affiliation

1Department of Bioinformatics, Velís College of Science, Chennai, India; 2School of Genomics, Department of Zoology, Loyola College, Chennai, India

Email

vumashankar@gmail.com; * Corresponding author

Article Type

Software

 

Date

received June 28, 2007; revised August 15, 2007; accepted September 28, 2007; published online October 06, 2007

 

Abstract

Currently available codon usage analysis tools lack intuitive graphical user interface and are limited to inbuilt calculations. ACUA (Automated Codon Usage Tool) has been developed to perform high throughput sequence analysis aiding statistical profiling of codon usage.  The results of ACUA are presented in a spreadsheet with all perquisite codon usage data required for statistical analysis, displayed in a graphical interface. The package is also capable of on-click sequence retrieval from the results interface, and this feature is unique to ACUA.

 

Availability

The package is available for non-commercial purposes and can be downloaded from    http://www.bioinsilico.com/acua

 

Keywords

 

codon usage; ACUA; CAI; RSCU; statistical analysis

Citation

Umashankar et al., Bioinformation 2(2): 62-63 (2007)

Edited by

V. S. Mathura

ISSN

0973-2063

 

Publisher

Biomedical Informatics

 

License

This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.