Question: What type of Bioinformatics analysis could I perform if I have DNA sequences of 46 samples of fungi of same family?
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4.5 years ago by
pankti.mis0 wrote:

I am studying taxonomy of Agaricaceae family of mushrooms by DNA Barcoding using ITS marker. I have sequences with me but I am confused as of what type of Bioinformatics analysis can I perform with my available data. My background is microbiology and I am not much aware about bioinformatics. Help needed!

ADD COMMENTlink modified 4.5 years ago by Manvendra Singh2.1k • written 4.5 years ago by pankti.mis0

What is it you hope to find out? Do you to produce a tree, tell the PCs, look for regions of divergence, etc? 

Regardless what you're end goal is, R likely has a package for it. If you don't have a goal in mind and want to see what is possible, maybe start taking a looking at the 'ape' and 'phylogenetics' packages. 

ADD REPLYlink written 4.5 years ago by Jautis280

Thank You for your reply:)

I want to study the phylogeny of the mushroom family. I think I could opt for a NJ tree and use MEGA 6 for it. How ever I wonder if I could study anything about the evolution of these mushrooms or their divergence or any other important outcome. During my literature review, I found some controversies in the taxonomy. So what could bring me close to the exact taxonomy with the sequences?

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4.5 years ago by
Manvendra Singh2.1k
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Manvendra Singh2.1k wrote:


Here  is quite nice software for netwwork construction, TMRCA (Time to Most Common recent ancestor), (Coalscence Time), tree construction.

or you can also go for Arlequin


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