FluReF, an automated flu virus reassortment finder based on phylogenetic trees

Background: Reassortments are events in the evolution of the genome of influenza (flu), whereby segments of the genome are exchanged between different strains. As reassortments have been implicated in major human pandemics of the last century, their identification has become a health priority. While such identification can be done "by hand" on a small dataset, researchers and health authorities are building up enormous databases of genomic sequences for every flu strain, so that it is imperative to develop automated identification methods. However, current methods are limited to pairwise segment comparisons.


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Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine BIBM 2010, 579-584
Presented at:
IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine BIBM 2010, Hong Kong, Dec 18-21, 2010
Year:
2010
Publisher:
IEEE Press
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