Gene trees Tutorials and Exercises

Gene trees in VectorBase are inferred from protein alignments, using the methodology developed by Ensembl. From these gene trees (which are reconciled with the species tree as part of the inference) lists of orthologs and paralogs are generated.

All VectorBase species with gene sets, plus Drosophila melanogaster, are included in the inference of gene trees. In cases where we have more than one assembly for a species, only the genes from the reference assembly are used.

Data Access

Interactive versions of the gene trees are viewable in the genome browser, and are also available for download in bulk.