Method Of Identifying Important Methylome Features And Use Thereof

Abstract

A computer-implemented method of preparing a set of differentially informative methylated positions (DIMPs) or differentially informative methylated regions (DIMRs) from a sample methylome of an animal or plant having a phenotypic characteristic different from a wild-type of the same species of animal or plant, and the characteristic is associate with differences in methylation of the genome, comprises: providing a computer with the sample methylome, and a reference methylome of the wild-type of the same species of animal or plant; calculating with the computer a divergence between a plurality of cytosine positions of the sample methylome and the reference methylome; and selecting with the computer a set of DIMPs or DIMRs. Each DIMP or DIMR is selected based on an approximation of the energy required to produce the divergence between methylation levels of the plurality of cytosine positions of the sample methylome as compared to the wild-type methylome.


Claims

Download Citation


Sign in to the Lens

Feedback