A simple method for classifying genes and a bootstrap test for classifications

Kazuharu Misawa, Fumio Tajima

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A new simple method for classifying genes is proposed based on Klastorin's method. This method classifies genes into monophyletic groups which are made distinct from each other by evolutionary changes. The method is applicable as long as the phylogenetic tree of genes is obtained. There is a fast algorithm for obtaining the classification. A bootstrap test of a classification is also presented. As an example, we classified opsin genes. The classification obtained by this method is the same as the previous classification based on the function of opsins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1879-1884
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular biology and evolution
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Bootstrap test
  • Molecular classification
  • Molecular phylogeny
  • Opsin classification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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