TreeViewJ: An Application for Viewing and Analyzing Phylogenetic Trees


Show simple item record Peterson, Matthew W en_US Colosimo, Marc E en_US 2012-01-11T00:42:55Z 2012-01-11T00:42:55Z 2007 en_US 2007-10-31 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Peterson, Matthew W, Marc E Colosimo. "TreeViewJ: An application for viewing and analyzing phylogenetic trees" Source Code for Biology and Medicine 2:7. (2007) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1751-0473 en_US
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND. Phylogenetic trees are widely used to visualize evolutionary relationships between different organisms or samples of the same organism. There exists a variety of both free and commercial tree visualization software available, but limitations in these programs often require researchers to use multiple programs for analysis, annotation, and the production of publication-ready images. RESULTS. We present TreeViewJ, a Java tool for visualizing, editing and analyzing phylogenetic trees. The software allows researchers to color and change the width of branches that they wish to highlight, and add names to nodes. If collection dates are available for taxa, the software can map them onto a timeline, and sort the tree in ascending or descending date order. CONCLUSION. TreeViewJ is a tool for researchers to visualize, edit, "decorate," and produce publication-ready images of phylogenetic trees. It is open-source, and released under an GPL license, and available at en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BioMed Central en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2007 Peterson and Colosimo; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.title TreeViewJ: An Application for Viewing and Analyzing Phylogenetic Trees en_US
dc.type article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/1751-0473-2-7 en_US
dc.identifier.pubmedid 17974028 en_US
dc.identifier.pmcid 2170439 en_US

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