M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Computer Science
Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is a growing area of research in bioinformatics. It has been studied heavily in bacteria due to the abundance of genome data available as well as its various links to pathogenicity and antimicrobial resistance. With the growing number of fungi being sequenced, fungal research in HGT has also began to grow. It has also been linked to pathogenicity as well. Many tools exists to predict HGT candidates; many of these are targeted for bacteria. Due to the growing research in fungi, tools that have been tested on fungi are in high demand. Having precomputed, public results for these algorithms can save both time and money in the long run; as such, building a database is of great use to many. Additionally, the creation of a large dataset can be a very useful tool to take a look at HGT from a macro perspective in fungi.
Nguyen, Marcus, "DBHGT : the fungal horizontal gene transfer database" (2017). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 2047.
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