A software tool for collecting, curating, storing and processing data ready for inclusion in supertree analyses. STK does not build supertrees, however, it does include a number of functions to get the data ready for running a supertree analysis. This includes standardizing nomenclature and taxonomy, ensuring adequate taxonomic overlap and creating a matrix. These functions can be used together as a data processing pipeline or independently as stand-alone options for data processing.
Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, UK; Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine College of Medical, Vetinary and Life Sciences University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK