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LMAP: Lightweight Multigene Analyses in PAML

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LMAP: Lightweight Multigene Analyses in PAML
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BMC Bioinformatics, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12859-016-1204-5
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Emanuel Maldonado, Daniela Almeida, Tibisay Escalona, Imran Khan, Vitor Vasconcelos, Agostinho Antunes


Uncovering how phenotypic diversity arises and is maintained in nature has long been a major interest of evolutionary biologists. Recent advances in genome sequencing technologies have remarkably increased the efficiency to pinpoint genes involved in the adaptive evolution of phenotypes. Reliability of such findings is most often examined with statistical and computational methods using Maximum Likelihood codon-based models (i.e., site, branch, branch-site and clade models), such as those available in codeml from the Phylogenetic Analysis by Maximum Likelihood (PAML) package. While these models represent a well-defined workflow for documenting adaptive evolution, in practice they can be challenging for researchers having a vast amount of data, as multiple types of relevant codon-based datasets are generated, making the overall process hard and tedious to handle, error-prone and time-consuming. We introduce LMAP (Lightweight Multigene Analyses in PAML), a user-friendly command-line and interactive package, designed to handle the codeml workflow, namely: directory organization, execution, results gathering and organization for Likelihood Ratio Test estimations with minimal manual user intervention. LMAP was developed for the workstation multi-core environment and provides a unique advantage for processing one, or more, if not all codeml codon-based models for multiple datasets at a time. Our software, proved efficiency throughout the codeml workflow, including, but not limited, to simultaneously handling more than 20 datasets. We have developed a simple and versatile LMAP package, with outstanding performance, enabling researchers to analyze multiple different codon-based datasets in a high-throughput fashion. At minimum, two file types are required within a single input directory: one for the multiple sequence alignment and another for the phylogenetic tree. To our knowledge, no other software combines all codeml codon substitution models of adaptive evolution. LMAP has been developed as an open-source package, allowing its integration into more complex open-source bioinformatics pipelines. LMAP package is released under GPLv3 license and is freely available at http://lmapaml.sourceforge.net/ .

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Country Count As %
Unknown 61 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 23%
Researcher 10 16%
Student > Master 10 16%
Student > Bachelor 6 10%
Professor 4 7%
Other 8 13%
Unknown 9 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 28%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 20%
Computer Science 7 11%
Engineering 3 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Other 9 15%
Unknown 11 18%

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