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Correcting the bias of empirical frequency parameter estimators in codon models
(Public Library of Science -- PLOS, 2010-07)
Markov models of codon substitution are powerful inferential tools for studying biological processes such as natural selection and preferences in amino acid substitution. The equilibrium character distributions of these ...
Codon test : modeling amino acid substitution preferences in coding sequences
(PLOS Computational Biology, 2010-08)
Codon models of evolution have facilitated the interpretation of selective forces operating on genomes. These models, however, assume a single rate of non-synonymous substitution irrespective of the nature of amino acids ...
Modeling HIV-1 drug resistance as episodic directional selection
(PLOS Computational Biology, 2011-05)
The evolution of substitutions conferring drug resistance to HIV-1 is both episodic, occurring when patients are on antiretroviral therapy, and strongly directional, with site-specific resistant residues increasing in ...
Non-Negative Matrix Factorization for Learning Alignment-Specific Models of Protein Evolution
Models of protein evolution currently come in two flavors: generalist and specialist. Generalist models (e.g. PAM, JTT, WAG) adopt a one-size-fits-all approach, where a single model is estimated from a number of different ...
On the validity of evolutionary models with site-specific parameters
Evolutionary models that make use of site-specific parameters have recently been criticized on the grounds that parameter estimates obtained under such models can be unreliable and lack theoretical guarantees of convergence. ...