Link to HAL – pasteur-04060331
Link to DOI – 10.24072/pcjournal.250
Peer Community Journal, 2023, 3, pp.e28. ⟨10.24072/pcjournal.250⟩
MacSyFinder is a program to model and detect macromolecular systems, genetic pathways… in protein datasets. In prokaryotes, these systems have often evolutionarily conserved properties: they are made of conserved components, they are encoded in compact loci (conserved genetic architecture). The user models these systems with MacSyFinder to reflect these conserved features, and to allow their efficient detection. Criteria for systems detection include component content (quorum), and genomic co-localization. Each component corresponds to a hidden Markov model (HMM) protein profile to perform sequence similarity searches with the program Hmmer.