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Taxonomic colouring of phylogenetic trees of protein sequences

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Taxonomic colouring of phylogenetic trees of protein sequences
Background: Phylogenetic analyses of protein families are used to define the evolutionary relationships between homologous proteins. The interpretation of protein-sequence phylogenetic trees requires the examination of the taxonomic properties of the species associated to those sequences. However, there is no online tool to facilitate this interpretation, for example, by automatically attaching taxonomic information to the nodes of a tree, or by interactively colouring the branches of a tree according to any combination of taxonomic divisions. This is especially problematic if the tree contains on the order of hundreds of sequences, which, given the accelerated increase in the size of the protein sequence databases, is a situation that is becoming common. Results: We have developed PhyloView, a web based tool for colouring phylogenetic trees upon arbitrary taxonomic properties of the species represented in a protein sequence phylogenetic tree. Provided that the tree contains SwissProt...
Gareth Palidwor, Emmanuel G. Reynaud, Miguel A. An
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Type Journal
Year 2006
Where BMCBI
Authors Gareth Palidwor, Emmanuel G. Reynaud, Miguel A. Andrade-Navarro
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