In this series, I explore the frequencies of amino acids in various proteins, generating color patterns with them.
Working in Python, I pass the amino acid sequence (in FASTA format) to my program. For pre-processing, my code counts how often each amino acid occurs in this given protein. This generates the color profile for this protein, and the colors are dependent on the frequencies within the protein. This differs from most scientific visualizations which use set colors for each amino acid, and color coding is not related to local (in-protein) frequencies.
The final image, in jpeg format, was generated with AS3 from the pre-processed sequence and its amino acid color codes.