Visualize phylogenetic trees via a clean and well organized user interface that puts an accent on practicality
In ordinary terms, the FigTree app creates diagrams that show the similarities and differences between the genetic structure of various biological species in order to find a common ancestor.
The FigTree app enables you to visualize the phylogenetic trees in the center area of its main window, while a panel placed on the left side allows you to adjust the representation’s layout, structure, appearance, and so on.
Moreover, the top window toolbar offers you the possibility to rotate the tree, reroot a brach, make text annotations, change the color or highlight certain parts of the tree-chart, and so on.
Create, customize and manage phylogenetic charts and graphs with the help of this easy-to-use app
FigTree offers you the possibility to switch between different viewing modes when analyzing phylogenetic trees: rectangular, polar, or radial tree layout. Note that, within the Layout panel you can also customize the look of your diagram by tweaking the curvature, root length, expansion, magnification level, or apply a “Fish Eye” effect so your charts will better fit into FigTree’s main window.
Furthermore, users can export the tree diagrams in publication-ready formats, such as tree files, PDF documents, or image file formats such as JPG, PNG, or SVG. Also, for your convenience FigTree brings to the table a Search tool that enables you to find elements using specific tags such as: node age, branch length, taxon label, height, length and more.
Useful application designed to aid scientist who study the evolution of biological species
All in all, FigTree offers a simple, yet competent approach for the creation and management of phylogenetic trees, thus, providing a helpful solution for researchers all over the world in fields such as bioinformatics and comparative phylogenetics.
Reviewed by Vladimir Ciobica, last updated on November 19th, 2014
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- New features:
- New -url command line option allows reading of trees from URLs in pipelines.
- Bugs fixed:
Application descriptionFigTree is a free graphical viewer of phylogenetic trees and as a program for producing publication-ready figures. Fig...