A practical guide to the art of RNA gene prediction

Brief Bioinform. 2007 Nov;8(6):396-414. doi: 10.1093/bib/bbm011. Epub 2007 May 4.


This review introduces the different strategies and computational methods that can be used in order to predict RNA genes. It discusses our current view of RNA genes as well as recent computational analyses of RNA genes and concludes with an outlook to future directions in algorithm development and data analyses.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Base Sequence
  • Chromosome Mapping / methods*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • RNA, Untranslated / genetics*
  • Sequence Alignment / methods*
  • Sequence Analysis, RNA / methods*
  • Transcription, Genetic / genetics


  • RNA, Untranslated