(1) Background: The widespread application of ChIP-seq technology requires annotation of cis-regulatory modules through the search of co-occurred motifs. (2) Methods: We present the web server Motifs Co-Occurrence Tool (Web-MCOT) that for a single ChIP-seq dataset detects the composite elements (CEs) or overrepresented homo- and heterotypic pairs of motifs with spacers and overlaps, with any mutual orientations, uncovering various similarities to recognition models within pairs of motifs. The first (Anchor) motif in CEs respects the target transcription factor of the ChIP-seq experiment, while the second one (Partner) can be defined either by a user or a public library of Partner motifs being processed. (3) Results: Web-MCOT computes the significances of CEs without reference to motif conservation and those with more conserved Partner and Anchor motifs. Graphic results show histograms of CE abundance depending on orientations of motifs, overlap and spacer lengths; logos of the most common CE structural types with an overlap of motifs, and heatmaps depicting the abundance of CEs with one motif possessing higher conservation than another. (4) Conclusions: Novel capacities of Web-MCOT allow retrieving from a single ChIP-seq dataset with maximal information on the co-occurrence of motifs and potentiates planning of next ChIP-seq experiments.
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