8. Limitations, alternatives, and future directionsΒΆ

BpForms has several known limitations. Here we describe these limitations and, where possible suggest alternative solutions to these limitations.

  • BpForms cannot represent the secondary structure (e.g., base pairing) of biopolymers. Extending BpForms to represent secondary structure would enable BpForms to represent more DNA forms involved in DNA damage and repair.
  • BpForms cannot represent branched biopolymers such as carbohydrates.