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AliStat has been written to allow users to evaluate how complete their multiple sequence alignments (MSA) of nucleotides or amino acids are.
In particular, AliStat allows a user to generate four usef... moreul metrics (i.e. the completeness of an MSA (Ca), of a row in an MSA (Cr), of a column in an MSA (Cc), and of homologous sites in a sub-alignment of sequences i and j (Cij)), each of which will tell the user something useful about the distribution of missing data in an MSA.
The information thus obtained can be used to make educated decisions about how the data in the MSA should be analysed phylogenetically.
The output is a set of informative figures, tables, and sub-alignments.
In addition, AliStat produces information that meets the Minimum Reporting Standard (MRS) for MSAs, a concept that we introduce in Wong TFK, Kalyaanamoorthy S, Meusemann K, Yeates DK, Misof B, Jermiin LS. 2017. AliStat: Quality-control metrics for multiple sequence alignments. Nature Methods (in prep).less
CLSD Strategic: Solving Biodiversity Cha - Bioinformatics Software - Published 02 Jun 2017
The Australian National Wildlife Collection is a significant biodiversity resource aiding the study, classification and documentation of Australia’s terrestrial vertebrates (excluding fresh water fish... more) . In April 1976, it was formally recognised by its gazettal as the Australian National Wildlife Collection by the Commonwealth Government.
The Australian National Wildlife Collection holds approximately 200 000 irreplaceable scientific specimens, including skins, skeletons, specimens in spirit, bird eggs, tissues and a wildlife sound library. The collection focuses on terrestrial vertebrates of Australia and Papua New Guinea and rodents of South-East Asia. There are also specimens from other parts of the world.
ANWC research addresses the diversity, evolution, and conservation of Australia's wildlife, focussing on its systematics and taxonomy (study of evolutionary relationships among organisms) and biogeography.less
Australian National Wildlife Collection - Biological Specimen Collections - Published 30 Jan 2013
The Wildlife Parasite and Pathology Collection is a biodiversity resource backing up nearly 40 years of research into the biology and taxonomy of Australian native and introduced parasites and the bio... morelogy and pathology of their hosts.
The Collection currently holds 9,228 irreplaceable specimens of 1074 parasite species, covering 94 families in 13 orders, from 7,358 individual postmortems on 579 host species. The collection documents 24,110 individual host-parasite associations, representing 3,307 unique associations between a given parasite species and a given host species.
The Collection focuses on the parasites of the terrestrial vertebrates of Australia and Papua New Guinea and rodents of South-East Asia. There are also specimens from other parts of the world.less
Australian National Wildlife Collection - Biological Specimen Collections - Published 24 Jan 2013