Introduction
Metabolic gene cluster are operon-like structures of functionally linked metabolic genes. They are common feature in procaryotes and filamentous fungi. In recent years more than a dozen metabolic gene clusters have been characterised in a variety of plant species. PhytoClust is a computational tool to identify and analyze metabolic gene clusters in plants. The program uses the plant genome as an input and runs a Hidden-Markov-Model based search algorithm to detect co-located enzymes based on user-defined detection criteria. The program is based on antiSMASH as the core detection tool and used all the secondary programs also used in antiSMASH. (more…)