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Research Article

A Simple Physical Model Predicts Small Exon Length Variations

  • Tzu-Ming Chern equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Tzu-Ming Chern, Erik van Nimwegen

    Affiliation: Division of Bioinformatics, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Erik van Nimwegen equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Tzu-Ming Chern, Erik van Nimwegen

    Affiliation: Division of Bioinformatics, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Chikatoshi Kai,

    Affiliation: Genome Exploration Research Group (Genome Network Project Core Group) RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center, RIKEN Yokohama Institute, Yokohama, Japan

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  • Jun Kawai,

    Affiliations: Genome Exploration Research Group (Genome Network Project Core Group) RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center, RIKEN Yokohama Institute, Yokohama, Japan, Genome Science Laboratory, Discovery Research Institute, RIKEN Wako Institute, Wako, Japan

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  • Piero Carninci,

    Affiliations: Genome Exploration Research Group (Genome Network Project Core Group) RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center, RIKEN Yokohama Institute, Yokohama, Japan, Genome Science Laboratory, Discovery Research Institute, RIKEN Wako Institute, Wako, Japan

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  • Yoshihide Hayashizaki,

    Affiliations: Genome Exploration Research Group (Genome Network Project Core Group) RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center, RIKEN Yokohama Institute, Yokohama, Japan, Genome Science Laboratory, Discovery Research Institute, RIKEN Wako Institute, Wako, Japan

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  • Mihaela Zavolan mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: mihaela.zavolan@unibas.ch

    Affiliation: Division of Bioinformatics, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Published: April 28, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.0020045
  • Published in PLOS Genetics

About the Authors

Tzu-Ming Chern, Erik van Nimwegen, Mihaela Zavolan
Division of Bioinformatics, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Chikatoshi Kai, Jun Kawai, Piero Carninci, Yoshihide Hayashizaki
Genome Exploration Research Group (Genome Network Project Core Group) RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center, RIKEN Yokohama Institute, Yokohama, Japan
Jun Kawai, Piero Carninci, Yoshihide Hayashizaki
Genome Science Laboratory, Discovery Research Institute, RIKEN Wako Institute, Wako, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: mihaela.zavolan@unibas.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

EvN and MZ conceived and designed the experiments. TMC, EvN, and MZ performed the experiments and analyzed the data. TMC, EvN, CK, JK, PC, YH, and MZ contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. EvN and MZ wrote the paper.