Journal Article

PhyloDet: a scalable visualization tool for mapping multiple traits to large evolutionary trees

Bongshin Lee, Lev Nachmanson, George Robertson, Jonathan M. Carlson and David Heckerman

in Bioinformatics

Volume 25, issue 19, pages 2611-2612
Published in print October 2009 | ISSN: 1367-4803
Published online July 2009 | e-ISSN: 1460-2059 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btp454

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Summary: Evolutionary biologists are often interested in finding correlations among biological traits across a number of species, as such correlations may lead to testable hypotheses about the underlying function. Because some species are more closely related than others, computing and visualizing these correlations must be done in the context of the evolutionary tree that relates species. In this note, we introduce PhyloDet (short for PhyloDetective), an evolutionary tree visualization tool that enables biologists to visualize multiple traits mapped to the tree.

Availability: http://research.microsoft.com/cue/phylodet/

Contact: bongshin@microsoft.com.

Journal Article.  1492 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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