Detecting recombination in 4-taxa DNA sequence alignments with Bayesian hidden markov models and markov chain monte carlo

Husmeier, D. and McGuire, G. (2003) Detecting recombination in 4-taxa DNA sequence alignments with Bayesian hidden markov models and markov chain monte carlo. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 20(3), pp. 315-337. (doi:10.1093/molbev/msg039)

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Abstract

This article presents a statistical method for detecting recombination in DNA sequence alignments, which is based on combining two probabilistic graphical models: (1) a taxon graph (phylogenetic tree) representing the relationship between the taxa, and (2) a site graph (hidden Markov model) representing interactions between different sites in the DNA sequence alignments. We adopt a Bayesian approach and sample the parameters of the model from the posterior distribution with Markov chain Monte Carlo, using a Metropolis-Hastings and Gibbs-within-Gibbs scheme. The proposed method is tested on various synthetic and real-world DNA sequence alignments, and we compare its performance with the established detection methods RECPARS, PLATO, and TOPAL, as well as with two alternative parameter estimation schemes.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Husmeier, Professor Dirk
Authors: Husmeier, D., and McGuire, G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Statistics
Journal Name:Molecular Biology and Evolution
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0737-4038
ISSN (Online):1537-1719

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