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Genome analysis CAFE: a computational tool for the study of gene family evolution

Tijl De Bie, Nello Cristianini, Jeffery P. Demuth, Matthew W. Hahn, Associate Editor, Chris Stoeckert, Genome analysis CAFE: a computational tool for the study of gene family evolution. , pp. 1269–1271. December 2007. PDF, 99 Kbytes.

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Summary:We present CAFEC omputational Analysis of gene Family Evolution, a tool for the statistical analysis of the evolution of the size of gene families. It uses a stochastic birth and death process to model the evolution of gene family sizes over a phylogeny. For a specified phylogenetic tree, and given the gene family sizes in the extant species, CAFE can estimate the global birth and death rate of gene families, infer the most likely gene family size at all internal nodes, identify gene families that have accelerated rates of gain and loss quantified by a p-value and identify which branches cause the p-value to be small for significant families. Availability: Software is available from http:www.bio.indiana.edu hahnlabSoftware.html Contact: mwh@indiana.edu

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