Technology

PHYLOViZ is a platform independent JAVA software that allows the analysis of sequence-based typing methods that generate allelic profiles and their associated epidemiological data.

Citation

Francisco, A.P., C. Vaz, P. T. Monteiro, J. Melo-Cristino, M. Ramirez, and J. A. CarriƧo. 2012. PHYLOViZ: Phylogenetic inference and data visualization for sequence based typing methods. BMC Bioinformatics, 2012 May 8;13(1):87.

Algorithms

For representing the possible evolutionary relationships between strains, PHYLOViZ uses the goeBURST algorithm, a refinement of eBURST algorithm by Feil et al., and its expansion to generate a complete minimum spanning tree (MST).