CloudPhylo: a fast and scalable tool for phylogeny reconstruction

Bioinformatics. 2017 Feb 1;33(3):438-440. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btw645.


Summary: Phylogeny reconstruction is fundamentally crucial for molecular evolutionary studies but remains computationally challenging. Here we present CloudPhylo, a tool built on Spark that is capable of processing large-scale datasets for phylogeny reconstruction. As testified on empirical data, CloudPhylo is well suited for big data analysis, achieving high efficiency and good scalability on phylogenetic tree inference.

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Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria / genetics
  • Evolution, Molecular*
  • Genomics / methods
  • Phylogeny*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / methods*
  • Software*