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Developer(s) Daniel Huson and David Bryant
Stable release
4.14.4 / 2008
Operating system Windows, Linux, Mac OS X
Type Bioinformatics
License Proprietary
Website http://www.splitstree.org

SplitsTree is a popular program for inferring phylogenetic trees or, more generally, phylogenetic networks from various types of data such as a sequence alignment, a distance matrix or a set of trees.[1][2] SplitsTree implements published methods such as split decomposition neighbor-net, consensus networks, super networks methods or methods for computing hybridization or simple recombination networks.

An example of a neighbor-net phylogenetic network generated by SplitsTree v4.6.

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  1. ^ Dress, A.; K. T. Huber; V. Moulton (2001). "Metric spaces in pure and applied mathematics" (PDF). Documenta Mathematica: 121–139. 
  2. ^ Huson, D. H.; D. Bryant (2006). "Application of Phylogenetic Networks in Evolutionary Studies". Mol. Biol. Evol. 23 (2): 254–267. PMID 16221896. doi:10.1093/molbev/msj030. 

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