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Quota synteny alignment

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By Jit 18 days ago
https://github.com/tanghaibao/quota-alignment

Typically in comparative genomics, we can identify anchors, chain them into syntenic blocks and interpret these blocks as derived from a common descent. However, when comparing two genomes undergone ancient genome duplications (plant genomes in particular), we have large number of blocks that are not orthologous, but are paralogous. This has forced us sometimes to use ad-hoc rules to screen these blocks. So the question is: given the expected depth (quota) along both x- and y-axis, select a subset of the anchors with maximized total score.