ColorTree specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_15682
Name ColorTree
Software type Application/Script
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data A tree file in Newick or NEXUS format, a user-defined configuration file detailing the desired customizations
Output data The customized phylogenic tree
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages Perl
License GNU General Public License version 2.0
Computer skills Advanced
Version 1.1
Stability Stable
Source code URL
Maintained Yes




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  • person_outline Martin Lercher

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ColorTree citations


Continual Antigenic Diversification in China Leads to Global Antigenic Complexity of Avian Influenza H5N1 Viruses

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5337931
PMID: 28262734
DOI: 10.1038/srep43566

[…] MEGA 5.2. The maximum likelihood method was used with the general reversible GTR+I+c4 model. The tree was rooted with the virus GsGD. The coloring and visualization of the tree were done with script and Dendroscope, respectively. The detailed phylogenetic tree file is available at time and country for the MRCAs of major ACs were inferr […]


The First Sequenced Carnivore Genome Shows Complex Host Endogenous Retrovirus Relationships

PLoS One
PMCID: 3093408
PMID: 21589882
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019832

[…] re constructed using ClustalW (1.83) with pairwise deletions, pairwise distances, Kimura amino acid correction and 1000 bootstraps. Trees were visualized using Dendroscope (v.2.3) and colored using ColorTree . Dot-matrices were calculated with Biopython . […]

ColorTree institution(s)
Bioinformatics, Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany; European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany

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