PHAST is a freely available software package for comparative and evolutionary genomics. It consists of about half a dozen major programs, plus more than a dozen utilities for manipulating sequence alignments, phylogenetic trees, and genomic annotations (see left panel). For the most part, PHAST focuses on two kinds of applications: the identification of novel functional elements, including protein-coding exons and evolutionarily conserved sequences; and statistical phylogenetic modeling, including estimation of model parameters, detection of signatures of selection, and reconstruction of ancestral sequences. It consists of over 60,000 lines of C code.
module spider phast to find out what environment modules are available for this application.
- HPC_PHAST_DIR - installation directory