SplamiR is the first method for the prediction of spliced miRNAs in plants. It takes genomic sequence and the sequence of a potential target mRNA as input. In the first phase of SplamiR, a database of complementary sequence pairs is created for the given genomic sequence. These sequence pairs might encode for RNAs folding into stem-loop structures. In the second phase, this database is searched for sequences with complementarity to the given target mRNA. For the identified sequences, in silico splice variants are generated and these are classified as to whether they might represent pre-miRNAs.
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Bioinformatics. 2011 May 1;27(9):1215-23. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btr132. Epub 2011 Mar 17.
SplamiR–prediction of spliced miRNAs in plants.
Thieme CJ, Gramzow L, Lobbes D, Theissen G.