TopiaryExplorer: visualizing large phylogenetic trees with environmental metadata

Abstract

MOTIVATION Microbial community profiling is a highly active area of research, but tools that facilitate visualization of phylogenetic trees and associated environmental data have not kept up with the increasing quantity of data generated in these studies. RESULTS TopiaryExplorer supports the visualization of very large phylogenetic trees, including features such as the automated coloring of branches by environmental data, manipulation of trees and incorporation of per-tip metadata (e.g. taxonomic labels). AVAILABILITY http://topiaryexplorer.sourceforge.net. CONTACT rob.knight@colorado.edu.

DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btr517

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@inproceedings{Pirrung2011TopiaryExplorerVL, title={TopiaryExplorer: visualizing large phylogenetic trees with environmental metadata}, author={Meg Pirrung and Ryan Kennedy and J. Gregory Caporaso and Jesse Stombaugh and Doug Wendel and Rob Knight}, booktitle={Bioinformatics}, year={2011} }