FootPrinter: a program designed for phylogenetic footprinting. Phylogenetic footprinting is a method for the discovery of regulatory elements in a set of homologous regulatory regions, usually collected from multiple species. It does so by identifying the best conserved motifs in those homologous regions. This note describes web software that has been designed specifically for this purpose, making use of the phylogenetic relationships among the homologous sequences in order to make more accurate predictions. The software is called FootPrinter and is available at

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  5. Sun, Yi; Robinson, Mark; Adams, Rod; te Boekhorst, Rene; Rust, Alistair G.; Davey, Neil: Integrating genomic binding site predictions using real-valued meta classifiers (2009) ioport
  6. Janky, Rekin’s; Van Helden, Jacques: Evaluation of phylogenetic footprint discovery for predicting bacterial cis-regulatory elements and revealing their evolution (2008) ioport
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  8. Levitsky, Victor G.; Ignatieva, Elena V.; Ananko, Elena A.; Turnaev, Igor I.; Merkulova, Tatyana I.; Kolchanov, Nikolay A.; Hodgman, T. C.: Effective transcription factor binding site prediction using a combination of optimization, a genetic algorithm and discriminant analysis to capture distant interactions (2007) ioport
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  10. Blanchette, Mathieu; Tompa, Martin: Footprinter: a program designed for phylogenetic footprinting. (2003) ioport