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Table 1 Characteristics of polyadenylation regions used for recognition of PAS-strong, PAS-weak and PAS-less sites, and Mahalonobis distance (D2; 38) showing the power of recognition of each characteristic

From: POLYAR, a new computer program for prediction of poly(A) sites in human sequences

Characteristics D2for PAS-strong sites D2for PAS-weak sites D2for PAS-less sites
PAS-motif, [-40: -1] 3.18 1.98  
CS-motif* 1.15 1.51 1.36
GU/U-motif, [+1: +50] 1.08 0.90 0.48
Upstream Pentamer Composition 0.72 0.52 0.83
Downstream Pentamer Compositionc   0.84 1.32
PAS-CS distance 1.24 0.77  
CS-GT distance 0.30 0.24 0.17
Total D2: 7.67 6.75 4.16
  1. * Location of CS-motif: [-15: +3] for PAS-strong and PAS-weak sites; [-9: +3] for PAS-less sites.