BUCKy: gene tree/species tree reconciliation with Bayesian concordance analysis

Bioinformatics. 2010 Nov 15;26(22):2910-1. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btq539. Epub 2010 Sep 21.


Motivation: BUCKy is a C++ program that implements Bayesian concordance analysis. The method uses a non-parametric clustering of genes with compatible trees, and reconstructs the primary concordance tree from clades supported by the largest proportions of genes. A population tree with branch lengths in coalescent units is estimated from quartet concordance factors.

Availability: BUCKy is open source and distributed under the GNU general public license at www.stat.wisc.edu/∼ane/bucky/.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Bayes Theorem*
  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Genes
  • Phylogeny
  • Software*