Title

Ranking and clustering of Drosophila olfactory receptors using mathematical morphology

Article Type

Research Article

Publication Title

Genomics

Abstract

This article introduces an alignment-free clustering method in order to cluster all the 66 DORs sequentially diverse protein sequences. Two different methods are discussed: one is utilizing twenty standard amino acids (without grouping) and another one is using chemical grouping of amino acids (with grouping). Two grayscale images (representing two protein sequences by order pair frequency matrices) are compared to find the similarity index using morphology technique. We could achieve the correlation coefficients of 0.9734 and 0.9403 for without and with grouping methods respectively with the ClustalW result in the ND5 dataset, which are much better than some of the existing alignment-free methods. Based on the similarity index, the 66 DORs are clustered into three classes - Highest, Moderate and Lowest - which are seen to be best fitted for 66 DORs protein sequences. OR83b is the distinguished olfactory receptor expressed in divergent insect population which is substantiated through our investigation.

First Page

549

Last Page

559

DOI

10.1016/j.ygeno.2018.03.010

Publication Date

7-1-2019

Comments

Open Access, Bronze

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