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Research Article

Artificial Neural Networks Trained to Detect Viral and Phage Structural Proteins

  • Victor Seguritan,

    Affiliation: Program of Computational Science, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Nelson Alves Jr. equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Nelson Alves Jr., Michael Arnoult

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Michael Arnoult equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Nelson Alves Jr., Michael Arnoult

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Amy Raymond,

    Affiliation: Emerald BioStructures, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Don Lorimer,

    Affiliation: Emerald BioStructures, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Alex B. Burgin Jr.,

    Affiliation: Emerald BioStructures, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Peter Salamon,

    Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Anca M. Segall mail

    asegall@sunstroke.sdsu.edu

    Affiliations: Program of Computational Science, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America, Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Published: August 23, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002657

About the Authors

Victor Seguritan, Anca M. Segall
Program of Computational Science, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America
Nelson Alves Jr.
Department of Genetics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Michael Arnoult, Anca M. Segall
Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America
Amy Raymond, Don Lorimer, Alex B. Burgin Jr.
Emerald BioStructures, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Peter Salamon
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: asegall@sunstroke.sdsu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VS DL ABB PS AMS. Performed the experiments: VS NA MA AR. Wrote scripts to create neural networks: VS MA Wrote software to analyze data: VS MA. Analyzed the data: VS NA MA AR DL ABB PS AMS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AR DL ABB. Wrote the paper: VS NA MA PS AMS.