ProtTest 3: fast selection of best-fit models of protein evolution

Bioinformatics. 2011 Apr 15;27(8):1164-5. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btr088. Epub 2011 Feb 17.


We have implemented a high-performance computing (HPC) version of ProtTest that can be executed in parallel in multicore desktops and clusters. This version, called ProtTest 3, includes new features and extended capabilities.

Availability: ProtTest 3 source code and binaries are freely available under GNU license for download from, linked to a Mercurial repository at Bitbucket (


Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Evolution, Molecular*
  • Models, Statistical
  • Phylogeny
  • Sequence Alignment / methods*
  • Sequence Analysis, Protein*
  • Software*