Patscanui: an intuitive web interface for searching patterns in DNA and protein data

Kai Blin, Wolfgang Wohlleben, Tilmann Weber*

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Patterns in biological sequences frequently signify interesting features in the underlying molecule. Many tools exist to search for well-known patterns. Less support is available for exploratory analysis, where no well-defined patterns are known yet. PatScanUI ( provides a highly interactive web interface to the powerful generic pattern search tool PatScan. The complex PatScan-patterns are created in a drag-and-drop aware interface allowing researchers to do rapid prototyping of the often complicated patterns useful to identifying features of interest.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNucleic acids research
Issue numberW1
Pages (from-to)W205-W208
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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