Repeats Identification

Repeats in genome sequence can confuse gene annotation, and also hinder the process of genome assembly. It is crucial to annotate and classify them correctly in genome sequences. the proportion of repeats in the genome can differ widely, ranging from a few percent (3% in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae) to a huge proportion encompassing almost the entire genome (>80% in the maize). The human genome itself is particularly rich in repeats which make up about 45% of the genome.