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A perl package and an alignment tool for phylogenetic networks

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A perl package and an alignment tool for phylogenetic networks
Background: Phylogenetic networks are a generalization of phylogenetic trees that allow for the representation of evolutionary events acting at the population level, like recombination between genes, hybridization between lineages, and lateral gene transfer. While most phylogenetics tools implement a wide range of algorithms on phylogenetic trees, there exist only a few applications to work with phylogenetic networks, none of which are open-source libraries, and they do not allow for the comparative analysis of phylogenetic networks by computing distances between them or aligning them. Results: In order to improve this situation, we have developed a Perl package that relies on the BioPerl bundle and implements many algorithms on phylogenetic networks. We have also developed a Java applet that makes use of the aforementioned Perl package and allows the user to make simple experiments with phylogenetic networks without having to develop a program or Perl script by him or herself. Conclu...
Gabriel Cardona, Francesc Rosselló, Gabriel
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where BMCBI
Authors Gabriel Cardona, Francesc Rosselló, Gabriel Valiente
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