FigTree specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_04268
Software type Application/Script
Interface Command line interface, Graphical user interface
Restrictions to use None
Input format Nexus, Newick
Output format PDF,SVG,PNG,JPEG
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages Java
Computer skills Advanced
Version 1.4.3
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes



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FigTree citations

PMCID: 5941068

[…] times and the credibility intervals. trees were summarized using treeannotator ( and visualized using figtree v.1.4.2 ( to obtain the means and 95% higher posterior densities (hpd)., all sequence data have been linked to ncbi umbrella project prjna385300. the mitochondrial genomes have been deposited […]

PMCID: 5935920

[…] analysis of 1000 alternative trees. the obtained nucleotide sequences of the 16s rrna gene fragments were deposited, and accession numbers were acquired. trees were viewed and edited using the figtree 1.3.1 program., the antimicrobial activities of the actinobacterial isolates were tested against five bacterial pathogens [gram-positive bacteria: staphylococcus aureus mtcc-96, bacillus […]

PMCID: 5878103

[…] species; our data from the tefé samples and six orov-like viruses marked with a star (*). the phylogenetic tree was edited with figtree v1.4.3, available at, all tefé samples grouped in the same clade with the species oropouche orthobunyavirus (refseq nc_005777) and the closely-related orov-like viruses (utinga virus, utive virus, madre de dios […]

PMCID: 5849722

[…] the maximum credibility tree with branch length in number of substitutions was defined from ten thousand trees after discarding 10% and was edited using figtree (, we gratefully thank all hospital physicians of the neurological, pediatric, emergency and neurosurgery departments and the laboratory personnel in the microbiology department […]

PMCID: 5930232

[…] the number of events needed to explain the data. statistical support for internal branches by bootstrap test (1000 replicates) was evaluated. the tree was built using mega 7 10 and visualized in figtree 1.4.3. (, the phylogenetic tree showed that the tuf sequence from s.aureus mrsa strain isolated in the patient (strain number 5) is positioned […]

FigTree review

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Erica Souza

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FigTree is software that allows to edit phylogenetic trees. The edition consists:
(i) Change the clade names, (ii) Modify the line colors and thickness, (iii) Change tree style, (iv) Show the bootstrap, posterior probability values, and node ages.
In addition, you cannot summarized and annotated trees produced by BEAST, for this you should use TreeAnnotator and LogCombiner. The software it is not exclusive for BEAST users, you can use it to visualize trees from: MrBayes, PhyML, RaxML and others softwares.

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