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Support Vector Machines and Kernels for Computational Biology

Figure 5

Sequence logo for acceptor splice sites: splice sites have quite strong consensus sequences, i.e., almost every position in a small window around the splice site is representative of the most frequently occurring nucleotide when many existing sequences are compared in an alignment.

The sequence logo [72],[73] shows the region around the intron/exon boundary—the acceptor splice site. In the running example, we use the region up to 40 nt upstream and downstream of the consensus site AG.

Figure 5