Synonymous and asynonymous sites in Ka/Ks
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20 days ago
arsala521 ▴ 10

Hello,

Ka/Ks ration is the number of nonsynonymous substitutions per nonsynonymous site (Ka) to the number of synonymous substitutions per synonymous site (Ks). I am struggling to find what is "total number of synonymous sites (or nonsynonymous sites)" between two sequences. Not very much interested on how they are calculated but what is this? Does PAML (codeml) or any other program calculating Ka/Ks, determine "total number of synonymous sites (or nonsynonymous sites)" between two sequences, by multiple alignment of the given gene by looking into sequence beyond the two sequences given to come with the total number of synonymous (or nonsynonymous sites)?

Thank you

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to be honest your question is a bit confusing, first you say

not very much interested on how they are calculated

but then you seem to want to know precisely how they are calculated :-) ... so what is the question?

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Sorry, I wrote it in a confusing way. I just want to know that, between two DNA sequences having codon-based alignment, what is the 'total number of synonymous sites'?

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15 days ago

If you need to calculate these search for Ka/Ks calculator, you'll find many alternatives, for example:

http://services.cbu.uib.no/tools/kaks

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