TopiaryExplorer: Visualizing large phylogenetic trees with environmental metadata

Meg Pirrung, Ryan Kennedy, J. Gregory Caporaso, Jesse Stombaugh, Doug Wendel, Rob Knight

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Motivation: Microbial community profiling is a highly active area of research, but tools that facilitate visualization of phylogenetic trees and associated environmental data have not kept up with the increasing quantity of data generated in these studies.Results: TopiaryExplorer supports the visualization of very large phylogenetic trees, including features such as the automated coloring of branches by environmental data, manipulation of trees and incorporation of per-tip metadata (e.g. taxonomic labels).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberbtr517
Pages (from-to)3067-3069
Number of pages3
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics


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