GRAPPA: Genome Rearrangements Analysis under Parsimony and other Phylogenetic Algorithms

Copyright (C) 2000-2004, The University of New Mexico and The University of Texas at Austin

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GRAPPA is available as a gzipped tar file containing all source files needed to compile an executable version. Documentation for this early release is minimal (there is a README file and some online help). GRAPPA changes quickly, so be sure to grab the latest release.

GRAPPA was featured in Access, the magazine of the NCSA/Alliance in Vol. 14 (1) (Spring 2001). It is discussed at some length in

  • Moret, B.M.E., Wyman, S., Bader, D.A., Warnow, T., and Yan, M., “A new implementation and detailed study of breakpoint analysis,” Proc. 6th Pacific Symp. on Biocomputing (PSB 2001), Hawaii, World Scientific Pub. (2001), 583-594. PS

Its linear-time computation of inversion distance is presented in

  • Bader, D.A., Moret, B.M.E., and Yan, M., ``A linear-time algorithm for computing inversion distances between signed permutations with an experimental study,'' Proc. 7th Workshop on Algorithms and Data Structures (WADS 01), Providence (2001), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2125, 365-376, Springer Verlag. Journal version appears in J. Comput. Biol. 8, 5 (2001), 483-491. PDF

The improvements due to better bounding and new search ordering (the layered method) are discussed in

  • Moret, B.M.E., Tang, J., Wang, L.S., and Warnow, T., “Steps toward accurate reconstruction of phylogenies from gene-order data,” to appear in J. Comput. Syst. Sci. (invited, special issue on computational biology), 2002. PS

while the improvements achieved through the use of true inversion medians are documented in

  • Moret, B.M.E., Siepel, A.C., Tang, J., and Liu, T., “Inversion medians outperform breakpoint medians in phylogeny reconstruction from gene-order data,” Proc. 2nd Int’l Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics (WABI'02), Rome (2002), to appear in Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2452, 2002. PS

which also contains references to the works of A. Caprara and of A. Siepel, whose codes for the computation of true inversion medians are included in this release. The latest release is

GRAPPA-2.0

from October 1, 2004. Previous releases (1.6 and 1.03) are obsolete.

You may want to look at some test data.

Authors (original):

    David A. Bader
    Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
    University of New Mexico
    Albuquerque, NM 87131
    +1.505.277.6724
    dbader@eece.unm.edu
    www.eece.unm.edu/~dbader

    Bernard M.E. Moret
    Department of Computer Science
    University of New Mexico
    Albuquerque, NM 87131
    +1.505.277.5699
    moret@cs.unm.edu
    www.cs.unm.edu/~moret

    Tandy Warnow
    Department of Computer Sciences
    University of Texas, Austin
    Austin, TX 78712
    +1.512.471.9724 
    tandy@cs.utexas.edu
    www.cs.utexas.edu/users/tandy/
     
    Stacia K Wyman
    Department of Computer Sciences
    University of Texas, Austin
    Austin, TX 78712
    +1.512.232.7432
    stacia@cs.utexas.edu
    www.cs.utexas.edu/users/stacia

    Mi Yan
    Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
    University of New Mexico
    Albuquerque, NM 87131
    +1.505.277.6185
    miyan@unm.edu
    www.ahpcc.unm.edu/~miyan/

Main contributors to version 1.6:

    Jijun Tang
    Department of Computer Science
    University of New Mexico
    Albuquerque, NM 87131
    jtang@cs.unm.edu

    Adam C. Siepel
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    University of California at Santa Cruz
    Santa Cruz, CA
    acs@cse.ucsc.edu

    Alberto Caprara
    DEIS
    Universitá di Bologna
    40136 Bologna, Italy
    acaprara@deis.unibo.it

Main contributor to version 2.0:

    Jijun Tang
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    University of South Carolina
    jtang@cs.unm.edu


Maintainers:

    Bernard M.E. Moret moret@cs.unm.edu and Jijun Tang jtang@cs.unm.edu

https://www.cs.unm.edu/~moret/GRAPPA/

David A. Bader
David A. Bader
Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Data Science

David A. Bader is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology.