A Likelihood Framework to Measure Horizontal Gene Transfer

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dc.contributor.author Linz, Simone en
dc.contributor.author Radtke, A en
dc.contributor.author von Haeseler, A en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-01T22:30:56Z en
dc.date.issued 2007-03-10 en
dc.identifier.citation Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2007, 24 (6), pp. 1312 - 1319 en
dc.identifier.issn 0737-4038 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/24347 en
dc.description.abstract We suggest a likelihood-based approach to estimate an overall rate of horizontal gene transfer (HGT) in a simplified setting. To this end, we assume that the number of occurring HGT events within a given time interval follows a Poisson process. To obtain estimates for the rate of HGT, we simulate the distribution of tree topologies for different numbers of HGT events on a clocklike species tree. Using these simulated distributions, we estimate an HGT rate for a collection of gene trees representing a set of taxa. As an illustrative example, we use the “Clusters of Orthologous Groups of proteins” (COGs). We also perform a correction of the estimated rate taking into account the inaccuracies due to gene tree reconstructions. The results suggest a corrected HGT rate of about 0.36 per gene and unit time, in other words 11 HGT events have occurred on average among the 44 taxa of the COG species tree. A software package to estimate an HGT rate is available online (http://www.cibiv.at/software/hgt/). en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Molecular Biology and Evolution en
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dc.title A Likelihood Framework to Measure Horizontal Gene Transfer en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/molbev/msm052 en
pubs.issue 6 en
pubs.begin-page 1312 en
pubs.volume 24 en
dc.description.version AM - Accepted Manuscript en
pubs.end-page 1319 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 460382 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id School of Computer Science en
dc.identifier.eissn 1537-1719 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-02-02 en
pubs.dimensions-id 17374878 en


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