%0 Journal Article
	%A Agnieszka Danek and  RafaƂ Pokrzywa
	%D 2012
	%J International Journal of Biotechnology and Bioengineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 61, 2012
	%T Finding Approximate Tandem Repeats with the Burrows-Wheeler Transform
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/1524
	%V 61
	%X Approximate tandem repeats in a genomic sequence are
two or more contiguous, similar copies of a pattern of nucleotides.
They are used in DNA mapping, studying molecular evolution
mechanisms, forensic analysis and research in diagnosis of inherited
diseases. All their functions are still investigated and not well
defined, but increasing biological databases together with tools for
identification of these repeats may lead to discovery of their specific
role or correlation with particular features. This paper presents a new
approach for finding approximate tandem repeats in a given sequence,
where the similarity between consecutive repeats is measured using
the Hamming distance. It is an enhancement of a method for finding
exact tandem repeats in DNA sequences based on the Burrows-
Wheeler transform.
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