K-mer Based Tree Construction

The K-mer Based Tree Construction tool uses single sequences or sequence lists as input and is the simplest way of creating a distance-based phylogenetic tree. To run the K-mer Based Tree Construction tool:

        Toolbox | Classical Sequence Analysis (Image gene_and_protein_analysis) | Alignments and Trees (Image alignmentsandtrees)| K-mer Based Tree Construction (Image kmer_tree_16_h_p)

Select sequences or a sequence list (figure 21.1):

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Figure 21.1: Select sequences needed for creating a tree with K-mer based tree construction.

Next, select the construction method, specify the k-mer length and select a distance measure for tree construction (figure 21.2):

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Figure 21.2: Select the construction method, and specify the k-mer length and a distance measure.