James McInerney J.McInerney at
Wed Mar 5 04:32:07 EST 1997

Holger Averdunk wrote:
> Does anyone know of software which detects recombination/gene conversion in a set of (aligned) DNA/RNA/AA sequences ?  Holger Averdunk
> holger at

The bootscanning software in conjunction with the PHYLIP package
proposes to do this.  Unfortunately, detecting recombination sites is
just about one of the most difficult things to prove.

You can get the bootscanning software at:


James O. McInerney               email: J.mcinerney at
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