Table 1

Comparison of popular tree viewers. Description of column headers: A: displayable taxa (see Methods section for details), B: search function, C: tree comparison, D: coloring of subtrees, E: editing of labels, F: collapsing of subtrees, G: rerooting, H: rectangular view, I: slanted view, J: radial view, K: circular view, L: graphic export formats

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L


ATV

2 k

pdf

Dendroscope

350 k

eps, svg, png, jpg, gif, bmp

HyperTree

20 k

1

-

MEGA

20 k

emf

PHYLIP

1336 k2

ps, bmp, pict, pov, fig

SplitsTree4

1 k

3

eps, svg, png, jpg, gif, bmp

TreeDyn

5 k

ps, svg, png, jpg, gif, etc.

TreeJuxtaposer

1002 k

-

TreeView

2 k4

5

6

wmf, emf


1only single edges

2only if "Iterate to improve tree" is set to "no", though trees become illegible as there is no possibility of hiding or magnifying subtrees

3using consensus networks

4TreeViewX (equivalent to version 0.95 of TreeView): 50 k

5only labels

6only internal nodes

Huson et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2007 8:460   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-8-460

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