Phylo is freely available to academic users who are willing to use our citizen science framework to improve their multiple sequence alignment data. You only need to prepare your data in an appropriate format (MAF format or FASTA format). Your sequences must have been pre-aligned using your favorite sequence alignment software.

Log in and upload your data. Please, be sure that you have the rights to use and share the data. We decline all responsabilities in sharing these (fragments of) data with Phylo users.

Through your account you will be able to manage your data. In particular, you can enable or disable puzzles, decide when a region has been solved or not and if a puzzle is interesting or not. You will also have the possibility of assembling all your data and download an improved alignment in MAF format or FASTA format.

This interface is still under active development. We welcome any suggestion or feature request. Our objective is to make this interface as useful and friendly as possible. Currently, we are working on integrating programs to automatically compute initial alignments and trees.

The Phylo submission interface has been developed by Daniel Kwak and Eleyine Zarour under the supervision of Jérôme Waldispühl. Special thanks for block visualization code go to Qikuan Zhou.

A description of this work has been published in Genome Biology. If you use this work, please cite the following reference:

  • D. Kwak, A. Kam, D. Becerra, Q. Zhou, A. Hops, E. Zarour, A. Kam, L. Sarmenta, J. Waldispühl
    Open-Phylo: a customizable crowd-computing platform for multi sequence alignment
    Genome Biology 2013, 14:R116. doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-10-r116