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Nucleic Acids Res. 1986 January 10; 14(1): 509–515.
PMCID: PMC339435

A new method of representing DNA sequences which combines ease of visual analysis with machine readability.


A new method of representing DNA sequences has been devised which is termed stave projection. Compared with other formats for showing the base sequences of DNA, this method greatly enhances the ease of visual analysis of the sequences of bases and it is also in a machine readable form. Using this method it is possible to identify and annotate all of the functional features found in DNA sequences.

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