TREEFINDER: a powerful graphical analysis environment for molecular phylogenetics
1 Department of Statistics, University of Munich, Ludwigstr. 33, D-80539 Munich, Germany
2 Department of Computer Science, University of Düsseldorf, Universitätsstr. 1, D-40225 Düsseldorf, Germany
3 John von Neumann Institute for Computing, Forschungszentrum Jülich, D-52425 Jülich, Germany
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2004, 4:18 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-4-18Published: 28 June 2004
Most analysis programs for inferring molecular phylogenies are difficult to use, in particular for researchers with little programming experience.
TREEFINDER is an easy-to-use integrative platform-independent analysis environment for molecular phylogenetics. In this paper the main features of TREEFINDER (version of April 2004) are described. TREEFINDER is written in ANSI C and Java and implements powerful statistical approaches for inferring gene tree and related analyzes. In addition, it provides a user-friendly graphical interface and a phylogenetic programming language.
TREEFINDER is a versatile framework for analyzing phylogenetic data across different platforms that is suited both for exploratory as well as advanced studies.