Archaeopteryx (evolutionary tree visualization and analysis)

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Developer(s) Christian M. Zmasek
Stable release
0.972+ beta 9M / 2012.08.08
Operating system Windows, Linux, Mac OS X
Type Bioinformatics
License LGPL

Archaeopteryx is an interactive computer software program, written in Java, for viewing, editing, and analyzing phylogenetic trees. This type of program can be used for a variety of analyses of molecular data sets, but is particularly designed for phylogenomics. Besides tree description formats with limited expressiveness (such as Newick/New Hamphshire, Nexus), it also implements the phyloXML[1] format. Archaeopteryx is the successor to Java program A Tree Viewer (ATV).[2]


  1. ^ Han, Mira V.; Zmasek, Christian M. (2009). "phyloXML: XML for evolutionary biology and comparative genomics". BMC Bioinformatics. United Kingdom: BioMed Central. 10: 356. PMC 2774328Freely accessible. PMID 19860910. doi:10.1186/1471-2105-10-356. 
  2. ^ Zmasek, Christian M.; Eddy, Sean R. (2001). "ATV: display and manipulation of annotated phylogenetic trees". Bioinformatics. United Kingdom: Oxford Journals. 17 (4): 383–384. PMID 11301314. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/17.4.383. 

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