Estimating divergence from EPO ancestral sequences in primates
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spiral01 ▴ 110

Hi, I am trying to estimate mutation rates in humans, chimps and vervets, using ancestral sequences that have been estimated using the EPO pipeline (available here from Ensembl:

Previously I have downloaded orthologous sequences, aligned them using MUSCLE, and then compared pairwise differences. However the ancestral sequence data is by chromosome so I am not sure how to proceed? Is it best to align chromosomes? In which case how do I deal with chromosomes that only exist in one of my three species?

What i'd really like is some direction or a pipeline for taking these ancestral sequences and estimating divergence from them, which I can then use to estimate mutation rates.

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