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Descriptiontantan is a tool to find cryptic repeats (low complexity and short-period tandem repeats) in DNA, RNA, and protein sequences.The aim of tantan is to prevent false predictions when searching for homologous regions between two sequences. You can get it from the archive page(cited from the original site).
Main Institutes of managementComputational Biology Research Center (CBRC), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Country of the InstituteJapan
URL of the sitehttp://cbrc3.cbrc.jp/~martin/tantan/
InputNucleic acid or Amino acid sequence(FASTA format)
OutputNucleic acid or Amino acid sequence(FASTA format)
Input exampleUsing the command line, go into tantan's "src" directory and type"make". To mask some sequences (DNA or RNA) in FASTA-format file, you can type like this: tantan input-file > output-file.
Keywordcryptic repeat | alignment | false prediction
Amount of the all data for download(Mbyte) | Method to obtain the all data.0.104|Dowonload form the page http://cbrc3.cbrc.jp/~martin/tantan/tantan-13.zip
External resources (databases) in building the product.None
Data typeDNA-sequence , RNA, Aminoacid
Biological species in the main concernAll species
Conditions of useGPL
Frequency of updates (in last two years)Three times for a year.
Last date of updates (date of confirmation)2011/07/07 (2019/06/03)
Main IDs used in the productsN/A
How to make a link to get access to each IDs.None
external databases to which this database/tool have linksN/A
Published papers (PubMed IDs)pmid:21109538
Operational StatusAvailable