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A. thaliana

NetStart 1.0

Prediction Server

The NetStart server produces neural network predictions of translation start in vertebrate and Arabidopsis thaliana nucleotide sequences.

NetStart has been trained on cDNA-like sequences and will therefore presumably have better performance for cDNAs and ESTs. We have not tested the performance on genome data which may contain introns adjacent to the start codon.

Instructions Output format Abstract


Paste a single sequence or several sequences in FASTA format into the field below:

Submit a file in FASTA format directly from your local disk:

Vertebrate A. thaliana

Restrictions: At most 50 sequences and 1,000,000 nucleotides per submission; each sequence not more than 500,000 nucleotides.

Confidentiality: The sequences are kept confidential and will be deleted after processing.


For publication of results, please cite:

Neural network prediction of translation initiation sites in eukaryotes: perspectives for EST and genome analysis.
A. G. Pedersen and H. Nielsen, ISMB: 5, 226-233, 1997.


Would you prefer to run NetStart at your own site? NetStart 1.0 is available as a stand-alone software package, with the same functionality as the service above. Ready-to-ship packages exist for the most common UNIX platforms. There is a download page for academic users; other users are requested to contact CBS Software Package Manager at


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