Who's Who of Phylogenetic Networks: Sources and Brief Description
A phylogenetic network is a graphical model of evolutionary history of a species, cell, gene etcetera. Unlike the classical tree-based mode, a network is able to account for events such as recombination, hybridization and horizontal gene transfer. This website is a database of publications on phylogenetic methods broadly related to computer science integrated with basic web-based tools to analyze and visualize the information in the database. The database forms the most important part of the entire application, and contains authorship, collaboration and geographical data tagged with keywords, along with entries of software related to phylogenetic networks. The dynamic visualization tools further enrich this information with common graph and social network metrics such as centrality (betweenness, eigenvector, degree and closeness) and clustering. The frontend exposes ways to download raw information about the entries in the database, suggest modifications and contribute new information to the database.
Presently, the database contains 521 authors, 548 articles and 212 keywords. Additionally, there exist 3221 keyword-article associations. For interfacing with the database, BiBAdmin (OSI Approved, GNU General Public License) PHP scripts are used. More information about BibAdmin is available at https://gforge.inria.fr/projects/bibadmin/. All information is stored in a single SQL database in separate tables for authors, keywords, publications and the relationships between the entries of these tables. BibAdmin uses the PHP mysql extension to interface with the database.