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SplitsTree

swMATH ID: 12234
Software Authors: Huson, D.H.
Description: SplitsTree: A program for analyzing and visualizing evolutionary data. MOTIVATION: Real evolutionary data often contain a number of different and sometimes conflicting phylogenetic signals, and thus do not always clearly support a unique tree. To address this problem, Bandelt and Dress (Adv. Math., 92, 47-05, 1992) developed the method of split decomposition. For ideal data, this method gives rise to a tree, whereas less ideal data are represented by a tree-like network that may indicate evidence for different and conflicting phylogenies. RESULTS: SplitsTree is an interactive program, for analyzing and visualizing evolutionary data, that implements this approach. It also supports a number of distances transformations, the computation of parsimony splits, spectral analysis and bootstrapping.
Homepage: http://bioinformatics.oxfordjournals.org/content/14/1/68
Related Software: PHYLIP; ClustalW; fastDNAml; BIONJ; MrBayes; MulRF; iGTP; ExaBayes; Bio++; PhyloNet; pIQPNNI; MEGA; PAUP*; RAxML; ape; R; RDP2; MUSCLE; LAGAN; PAML
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