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dc.contributor.author Hartmann, Stefanie
dc.contributor.author Helm, Conrad
dc.contributor.author Nickel, Birgit
dc.contributor.author Meyer, Matthias
dc.contributor.author Struck, Torsten H.
dc.contributor.author Tiedemann, Ralph
dc.contributor.author Selbig, Joachim
dc.contributor.author Bleidorn, Christoph
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-05T18:42:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-05T18:42:50Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-20
dc.identifier doi:10.5061/dryad.mp924433
dc.identifier.citation Hartmann S, Helm C, Nickel B, Meyer M, Struck TH, Tiedemann R, Selbig J, Bleidorn C (2012) Exploiting gene families for phylogenomic analysis of myzostomid transcriptome data. PLoS ONE 7(1): e29843.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10255/dryad.36620
dc.description BACKGROUND: In trying to understand the evolutionary relationships of organisms, the current flood of sequence data offers great opportunities, but also reveals new challenges with regard to data quality, the selection of data for subsequent analysis, and the automation of steps that were once done manually for single-gene analyses. Even though genome or transcriptome data is available for representatives of most bilaterian phyla, some enigmatic taxa still have an uncertain position in the animal tree of life. This is especially true for myzostomids, a group of symbiotic (or parasitic) protostomes that are either placed with annelids or flatworms. METHODOLOGY: Based on similarity criteria, Illumina-based transcriptome sequences of one myzostomid were compared to protein sequences of one additional myzostomid and 29 reference Metazoa and clustered into gene families. These families were then used to investigate the phylogenetic position of Myzostomida using different approaches: Alignments of 989 sequence families were concatenated, and the resulting superalignment was analyzed under a Maximum Likelihood criterion. We also used all 1,878 gene trees with at least one myzostomid sequence for a supertree approach: the individual gene trees were computed and then reconciled into a species tree using gene tree parsimony. CONCLUSIONS: Superalignments require strictly orthologous genes, and both the gene selection and the widely varying amount of data available for different taxa in our dataset may cause anomalous placements and low bootstrap support. In contrast, gene tree parsimony is designed to accommodate multilocus gene families and therefore allows a much more comprehensive data set to be analyzed. Results of this supertree approach showed a well-resolved phylogeny, in which myzostomids were part of the annelid radiation, and major bilaterian taxa were found to be monophyletic.
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.mp924433/1
dc.relation.isreferencedby doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029843
dc.relation.isreferencedby PMID:22276131
dc.title Data from: Exploiting gene families for phylogenomic analysis of myzostomid transcriptome data
dc.type Article *
dc.contributor.correspondingAuthor Hartmann, Stefanie
prism.publicationName PLoS ONE

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