TaxMan (Taxonomy database Manager) is a software package that uses freely available bioinformatics tools to allow rapid assembly, storage and analysis of large aligned DNA and protein sequence datasets for user-defined sets of species and genes. Sequence data are obtained from GenBank format files on the basis of annotation and / or sequence similarity. Consensus sequences are built and aligned automatically, and aligned sequences are stored in a database. By using the stored aligned sequences, large concatenated protein and DNA multiple sequence alignments can be rapidly generated for subsets of the dataset. Trees resulting from phylogenetic analysis can also be stored, and compared with a reference taxonomy.
The Blaxter Lab at The Institute of Evolutionary Biology University of Edinburgh
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Martin Jones and Mark Blaxter
TaxMan: a taxonomic database manager
BMC Bioinformatics 2006, 7:536