Distance1D – a protein proile analytical program designed for fungal taxonomy
Taxonomic analysis of macromycete fruiting bodies is a challenging task that utilizes morphological, biochemical, and molecular methods. Many biochemical and molecular methods have been developed to test or conirm identiications or phylogenetic positions independently of morphological data. SDS electrophoresis has been shown to be a good biochemical method for protein separation. Although protein proiles can be analyzed by commercially available sotware, there is no sotware designed speciically for fungal taxonomic research. We have developed an open source portable program that uses protein proiles of fungal fruiting bodies to calculate relative diferences between species for use in generating to generate more accurate phylogenetic trees.
biochemistry, fungi, Perl, proteome