[Jalview-discuss] about tree

Jim Procter jprocter at compbio.dundee.ac.uk
Fri Jun 24 08:57:01 BST 2011


Hi Jeff.

On 13/06/2011 20:33, Joel Guenther wrote:
> In my experience, Jalview is most powerful when it comes to 
> visualizing sequence alignments.
Joel's right here. Jalview will happily read an unrooted tree - but it 
will only display rectangular dendrograms. Jalview's treeviewer is 
really only designed for interactive analysis of alignments, and is 
missing most of the nice features of modern phylogenetic visualization 
tools (radial/angular layouts, label editing, phyloXML and nexus 
support, etc). So of you need this, you need to look elsewhere. In 
addition to FigTree, there are a whole bunch of other tools you might 
want to use - depending on what you want to do (e.g. Archeopteryx, 
Dendroscope, SplitsTree, ARB, etc).

Jim.


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