Analysis of human herpesvirus genomes based on COGs and PhylogenomicsChangJin Shin1, CheolMin Kim2, Byeong-Chul Kang, Jun-Hyung Par, Dong-Hoon Shin, Ok-Kyung Ham, Choon-Hwan Lee
firstname.lastname@example.org, Busan Genome Center; email@example.com, Busan National University
The aim of this study is a development of a suitable procedure to predict the function of viral genes.
To overcome conventional searches based on similarity, HHV (Human Herpesvirus genomes) were analyzed by
COG and phylogenomic methods. 114 HCOGs (Human Herpesvirus COGs) were constructed by COG technique. Gene
contents tree was built using HCOGs. This tree shows that each HCOGs was assinged to one of 3 groups,
a-specific group, b-specific group or the group containing a,b,g subgroups. Species tree was derived
from DNA polymerase sequences in order to apply phylogenomics methods for distinguishing paralogs and
orthologs. 47 candidates of gene duplication in 148 gelycoproteins were inferred by SDI (Speciation and
Duplication Inference) algorithm. 7 ORFs excluded in original HCOGs were newly assinged into 5 HCOGs
related with glycoproteins. This study suggest that phylogenomcis method is useful supportive tool for
annotatoin of viral gene. If COG and phylogenomics techniques are combined, it will provide a practical
method to predict the function of new genes in viral genome.