Distribution of median distances to ATG of all 7-mers, obtained when applying FastCompare to C. elegans and C. briggsae. For each 7-mer, a median distance to ATG was calculated using the positions of matches upstream of C. elegans genes within the conserved set for this 7-mer. The 8,170 median distances were then binned into 20-bp bins, and the resulting histogram was smoothed using a normal kernel. The median distances for several known binding sites in C. elegans are also indicated.
Elemento and Tavazoie Genome Biology 2005 6:R18 doi:10.1186/gb-2005-6-2-r18