Question: Problem with CODEML parameters
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aeonswhisper0 wrote:

I am undergrad student, and I am studying the evolution of one gene in a subgroup of Drosophila species. For that, I am comparing the sequence of this gene of 12 Drosophila species, and I am looking for signs of selection. I have populational data from D. melanogaster and D. simulans to run HKA test, and I am also running Tajima relative rate tests in some points of the phylogeny.

I expect that this gene is under purifying selection (I'll compare the dn/ds with the average dn/ds of the whole genome)

What I did before was run dn/ds calculations on SNAP, and I got the dn/ds between Dmel and each of the other 11 species, but that didn't make sense because it didn't take phylogeny in consideration.

So what I need to do now is to find the dn/ds for this gene, and for that I am using CODEML, but I am confused about the model I should run. I have read the PAML manual, but I am still uncertain about what parameters I should use.

Should I run different models and then compare them?

Thanks.

ADD COMMENTlink written 3 months ago by aeonswhisper0

Look through the whole biostars site – you are not alone, there are some similar posts on this problem.

To find other posts. go to the upper left hand corner, press 'LATEST'

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As to your question - try at least one model. Get some output,

analyze it, and if you are not satisfied, try another model. Below

there are posts on your question.

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Read PAML-manual again - the ref is in the post below

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ADD REPLYlink modified 3 months ago • written 3 months ago by natasha.sernova3.4k

Thank you. I am not totally lost with this any more.

ADD REPLYlink written 3 months ago by aeonswhisper0
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