marscan(1) Finds matrix/scaffold recognition (MRS) signatures in DNA sequences


marscan -sequence seqall -outfile report
marscan -help



is a command line program from EMBOSS ("the European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite"). It is part of the "Nucleic:Gene finding,Nucleic:Functional sites,Nucleic:Transcription" command group(s).


Input section

-sequence seqall

Output section

-outfile report

File for output of MAR/SAR recognition signature (MRS) regions. This contains details of the MRS in normal GFF format. The MRS consists of two recognition sites, one of 8 bp and one of 16 bp on either sense strand of the genomic DNA, within 200 bp of each other.


Bugs can be reported to the Debian Bug Tracking system (, or directly to the EMBOSS developers (


Debian Med Packaging Team <[email protected]>

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