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Research Article

Phylo: A Citizen Science Approach for Improving Multiple Sequence Alignment

  • Alexander Kawrykow equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Alexander Kawrykow, Gary Roumanis

    Affiliation: School of Computer Science and McGill Centre for Bioinformatics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Gary Roumanis equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Alexander Kawrykow, Gary Roumanis

    Affiliation: School of Computer Science and McGill Centre for Bioinformatics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Alfred Kam,

    Affiliation: School of Computer Science and McGill Centre for Bioinformatics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Daniel Kwak,

    Affiliation: School of Computer Science and McGill Centre for Bioinformatics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Clarence Leung,

    Affiliation: School of Computer Science and McGill Centre for Bioinformatics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Chu Wu,

    Affiliation: School of Computer Science and McGill Centre for Bioinformatics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Eleyine Zarour,

    Affiliation: School of Computer Science and McGill Centre for Bioinformatics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Phylo players,
  • Luis Sarmenta,

    Affiliation: Nokia Research Center, Palo Alto, California, United States of America

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  • Mathieu Blanchette mail,

    blanchem@mcb.mcgill.ca (MB); jeromew@cs.mcgill.ca (JW)

    Affiliation: School of Computer Science and McGill Centre for Bioinformatics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Jérôme Waldispühl mail

    blanchem@mcb.mcgill.ca (MB); jeromew@cs.mcgill.ca (JW)

    Affiliation: School of Computer Science and McGill Centre for Bioinformatics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Published: March 07, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031362

About the Authors

Alexander Kawrykow, Gary Roumanis, Alfred Kam, Daniel Kwak, Clarence Leung, Chu Wu, Eleyine Zarour, Mathieu Blanchette, Jérôme Waldispühl
School of Computer Science and McGill Centre for Bioinformatics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Luis Sarmenta
Nokia Research Center, Palo Alto, California, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

Luis Sarmenta is an employee of Nokia and Jerome Waldispuhl received a donation from Nokia. This does not alter the author's adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: A. Kawrykow GR LS MB JW. Performed the experiments: A. Kawrykow GR A. Kam DK CL CW EZ. Analyzed the data: A. Kawrykow GR LS MB JW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: A. Kawrykow GR A. Kam DK CL CW EZ LS MB JW. Wrote the paper: MB JW.