PLoS ONE paper “Structural Analysis of Biodiversity”

In 24 February 2010 PLoS ONE paper “Structural Analysis of Biodiversity”, PHE researcher Mark Stoeckle and colleagues at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine apply their recently-developed indicator vector technique to over 16,000 DNA barcode sequences from 12 diverse animal groups, with correct assignment in all 11,000 test cases. This approach generates “Klee diagrams” which represent affinities among large numbers of nucleotide sequences in condensed, single-page displays. The computationally-efficient indicator vector analysis could be applied to even larger datasets  (BOLD database at > 800,000 records, >67,000 species), an exciting prospect.