Phylomat: An automated protein motif analysis tool for phylogenomics

W. Vallen Graham, David K. Tcheng, Andrew L. Shirk, Matias S. Attene-Ramos, Michael Welge, H Rex Gaskins

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Recent progress in genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics enables unprecedented opportunities to examine the evolutionary history of molecular, cellular, and developmental pathways through phylogenomics. Accordingly, we have developed a motif analysis tool for phylogenomics (Phylomat, that scans predicted proteome sets for proteins containing highly conserved amino acid motifs or domains for in silico analysis of the evolutionary history of these motifs/domains. Phylomat enables the user to download results as full protein or extracted motif/domain sequences from each protein. Tables containing the percent distribution of a motif/domain in organisms normalized to proteome size are displayed. Phylomat can also align the set of full protein or extracted motif/domain sequences and predict a neighbor-joining tree from relative sequence similarity. Together, Phylomat serves as a user-friendly data-mining tool for the phylogenomic analysis of conserved sequence motifs/domains in annotated proteomes from the three domains of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1289-1291
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Proteome Research
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2004


  • Archaea
  • Bacteria
  • Domains
  • Eukarya
  • Evolution
  • Motifs
  • Phylogenomics
  • Proteome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry(all)


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