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Research on Immunology
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Research on Immunology
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Chapter 11

Research on Immunology

Parallel Phylogenetics in Personal Computers

by Leandro Roberto Jones and Julieta Marina Manrique

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Abstract

Phylogenetic analysis provides a powerful tool for incorporating historical information into biological hypothesis testing. During the last decades, there was an exponential proliferation of phylogenetic studies due to the sustained development and improvement of molecular methods and the advance of computer algorithms and hardware. Parallel computing entered the scene several years ago but, until recently, parallel computers were unavailable for everyone. However, thanks to relatively recent advances in processor technologies, multicore processors are nowadays within easy reach. In this chapter, the problems related to phylogenetic tree searches, sequence alignment, and phylogenetic uncertainty estimation are briefly reviewed. In addition, parallel approaches to these issues are outlined, and examples are provided of their use with microbial datasets. The chapter thus covers basic aspects of phylogenetic analysis and provides a general introduction to parallel phylogenetics.

Author Details

Leandro Roberto Jones
Laboratory of Virology and Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Trelew branch, National University of Patagonia "San Juan Bosco", Argentina
Julieta Marina Manrique
Laboratory of Virology and Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Trelew branch, National University of Patagonia "San Juan Bosco", Argentina

Citation

Leandro Roberto Jones and Julieta Marina Manrique. Parallel Phylogenetics in Personal Computers. In Research on Immunology. ISBN:978-1-922227-91-1. iConcept Press. 2016.

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