Helps to generate a "proteomic tree" of viral genome sequences based on genome-wide sequence similarities computed by tBLASTx. ViPTree is a web server provided through GenomeNet to generate viral proteomic trees for classification of viruses based on genome-wide similarities. Users can upload viral genomes sequenced either by genomics or metagenomics. This tool generates proteomic trees for the uploaded genomes together with flexibly selected reference viral genomes. It also serves as a platform to visually investigate genomic alignments and automatically annotated gene functions for the uploaded viral genomes, thus providing virus researchers the first choice for classifying and understanding newly sequenced viral genomes.
Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Uji, Japan; Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa-Oiwake, Sakyo-ku, Japan; SGI Japan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
ViPTree funding source(s)
This work was supported by The Canon Foundation (grant number 203143100025), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)/KAKENHI (grant numbers 26430184, 16H06429, 16K21723 and 16H06437), and the Collaborative Research Program of the Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University (grant number 2016-28).