The Quest for Orthologs benchmark service and consensus calls in 2020

Adrian M Altenhoff, Javier Garrayo-Ventas, Salvatore Cosentino, David Emms, Natasha M Glover, Ana Hernández-Plaza, Yannis Nevers, Vicky Sundesha, Damian Szklarczyk, José M Fernández, Laia Codó, Josep Ll Gelpi (+11 others)
2020 Nucleic Acids Research  
The identification of orthologs—genes in different species which descended from the same gene in their last common ancestor—is a prerequisite for many analyses in comparative genomics and molecular evolution. Numerous algorithms and resources have been conceived to address this problem, but benchmarking and interpreting them is fraught with difficulties (need to compare them on a common input dataset, absence of ground truth, computational cost of calling orthologs). To address this, the Quest
more » ... or Orthologs consortium maintains a reference set of proteomes and provides a web server for continuous orthology benchmarking (http://orthology.benchmarkservice.org). Furthermore, consensus ortholog calls derived from public benchmark submissions are provided on the Alliance of Genome Resources website, the joint portal of NIH-funded model organism databases.
doi:10.1093/nar/gkaa308 pmid:32374845 pmcid:PMC7319555 fatcat:fuzbeoshlvegddgzcylkiwvqpu