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Old 10-30-2012, 07:11 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by upendra_35 View Post
1. K-mer is the seed/word size of length k observed more than once in a sequence.
Just to be thorough, I'll add that a k-mer does not have to be observed more than once. Any k-mer that is observed exactly once is considered unique and the ratio of these to all other k-mers in a data set is a metric frequently used in comparative genomics.
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