skbio.sequence.DNA.has_degenerates

DNA.has_degenerates()[source]

Determine if sequence contains one or more degenerate characters.

State: Stable as of 0.4.0.

Returns:

bool

Indicates whether there are one or more occurrences of degenerate characters in the biological sequence.

Examples

>>> from skbio import DNA
>>> s = DNA('ACAC-GACGTT')
>>> s.has_degenerates()
False
>>> t = DNA('ANCACWWGACGTT')
>>> t.has_degenerates()
True