The emergence of pattern discovery techniques in computational biology

Metab Eng. 2000 Jul;2(3):159-77. doi: 10.1006/mben.2000.0151.


In the past few years, pattern discovery has been emerging as a generic tool of choice for tackling problems from the computational biology domain. In this presentation, and after defining the problem in its generality, we review some of the algorithms that have appeared in the literature and describe several applications of pattern discovery to problems from computational biology.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computational Biology*
  • DNA / genetics
  • Gene Expression
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Pattern Recognition, Automated*
  • Sequence Alignment


  • DNA