Identification of paralogs having parental/daughter relationship

Hello everyone,

I want to ask if there is any reliable method to identify gene pairs (paralogs) with parent/daughter relationship.
For example if duplication of gene A produces gene B, and duplication of gene B produces gene C; then by using gene A as input, I only want to detect gene B as paralog.
In other words, I don't want to detect "gene A : gene C" pair as paralog.

I have seen that stringent blastp criteria (based on e value, alignment length, percent sequence identity) has been defined for paralog identification. Will using those criteria can help for this purpose?

Some studies have also used CD-HIT for paralog identification but what I understand is that CD-HIT will cluster all gene A, B and C as paralogs.

Reciprocal blast hit (RBH) approach is usually used for orthologs, but can it be used for paralog identification. I was wondering if RBH can help me here as reciprocal technique can help identify highly similar sequences.

I shall be very thankful for any help.


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