PhyME (Phylogenetic Motif Elicitation) is a software tool for finding motifs in sets of orthologous sequences.PhyME is an ab initio motif-finding algorithm, which finds overrepresented motifs in input sequences while accounting for their evolutionary conservation in orthologs of those sequences.
PhyME discovers motifs by integrating two important aspects of the motif’s significance, overrepresentation and interspecies conservation, into one probabilistic score. The algorithm is based on multiple alignment and expectation-maximization.
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