I am looking for a *single* software package (shareware or commercial
product at a reasonable cost - < $ 500) that runs on Wintel platforms and
does the following things:
-Aligns multiple DNA and protein sequences
-Builds phylogenetic trees based on the alignments.
Optimally, cutting and pasting of the sequences is allowed and the tree
building is an easily executed option on the command menu/tool bar.
I tried several packages that either did not allow tree construction
(DNASIS, Prophet) or the user interface was inpractically complicated
(PHYLIP). I know that there are a few programs for Macs (including the
DNASIS version for the Mac) that can do this.
If you have any products in mind for a PC, or if any of the products you
are using does the trick, please let me know.
Emmanouil Skoufos, PhD
Section of Neurobiology and
Center for Medical Informatics
Yale University School of Medicine
333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06520
emmanouil.skoufos at yale.edu