PDA v.2: improving the exploration and estimation of nucleotide polymorphism in large datasets of heterogeneous DNA

Nucleic Acids Res. 2006 Jul 1;34(Web Server issue):W632-4. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkl080.


Pipeline Diversity Analysis (PDA) is an open-source, web-based tool that allows the exploration of polymorphism in large datasets of heterogeneous DNA sequences, and can be used to create secondary polymorphism databases for different taxonomic groups, such as the Drosophila Polymorphism Database (DPDB). A new version of the pipeline presented here, PDA v.2, incorporates substantial improvements, including new methods for data mining and grouping sequences, new criteria for data quality assessment and a better user interface. PDA is a powerful tool to obtain and synthesize existing empirical evidence on genetic diversity in any species or species group. PDA v.2 is available on the web at http://pda.uab.es/.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Animals
  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Drosophila / genetics
  • Internet
  • Polymorphism, Genetic*
  • Quality Control
  • Sequence Alignment / standards
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / methods*
  • Software* / standards
  • User-Computer Interface