R/negenes is an R package for estimating the number of essential genes in a genome on the basis of data from a random transposon mutagenesis experiment, through the use of a Gibbs sampler.
See the following:
Lamichhane et al. (2003) A post-genomic method for predicting essential genes at subsaturation levels of mutagenesis: application to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 100:7213-7218 (doi:10.1073/pnas.1231432100)
Blades NJ, Broman KW (2002) Estimating the number of essential genes in a genome by random transposon mutagenesis. Technical Report MS02-20, Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
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