UNIT 6.2 Visualizing Phylogenetic Trees Using TreeView

  1. Roderic D.M. Page

Published Online: 1 AUG 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bi0602s01

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Page, R. D. 2002. Visualizing Phylogenetic Trees Using TreeView. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 00:6.2:6.2.1–6.2.15.

Author Information

  1. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 AUG 2002
  2. Published Print: JAN 2003


TreeView provides a simple way to view the phylogenetic trees produced by a range of programs, such as PAUP*, PHYLIP, TREE-PUZZLE, and ClustalX. While some phylogenetic programs (such as the Macintosh version of PAUP*) have excellent tree printing facilities, many programs do not have the ability to generate publication quality trees. TreeView addresses this need. The program can read and write a range of tree file formats, display trees in a variety of styles, print trees, and save the tree as a graphic file. Protocols in this unit cover both displaying and printing a tree. Support protocols describe how to download and install TreeView, and how to display bootstrap values in trees generated by ClustalX and PAUP*.