Journal Article

Bosque: integrated phylogenetic analysis software

Salvador Ramírez-Flandes and Osvaldo Ulloa

in Bioinformatics

Volume 24, issue 21, pages 2539-2541
Published in print November 2008 | ISSN: 1367-4803
Published online September 2008 | e-ISSN: 1460-2059 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btn466
Bosque: integrated phylogenetic analysis software

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Summary: Phylogenetic analyses today involve dealing with computer files in different formats and often several computer programs. Although some widely used applications have integrated important functionalities for such analyses, they still work with local resources only: input/output files (users have to manage them) and local computing (users have sometimes to leave their programs, on their desktop computers, running for extended periods of time). To address these problems we have developed ‘Bosque’, a multi-platform client–server software that performs standard phylogenetic tasks either locally or remotely on servers, and integrates the results on a local relational database. Bosque performs sequence alignments and graphical visualization and editing of trees, thus providing a powerful environment that integrates all the steps of phylogenetic analyses.

Availability: http://bosque.udec.cl

Contact: sram@profc.udec.cl

Journal Article.  1895 words. 

Subjects: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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