Thursday, June 13, 2013

BioNames - colourful phylogenies and downloadable SVG

My latest tweak to BioNames is to add colour to the phylogenies. Terminal nodes with the same name are labelled with the same background colour. For example, here is a tree for fiddler and ghost crabs:
The colours make it easier to see that this tree has a mixture of a few sequences from divergent taxa, and a lot of sequences from the same taxa.

Note that you can now also download the SVG drawing of the tree. Click on the Download button and (in at least some browsers, such as Chrome) the SVG will download. Other browsers may open the SVG in a separate window, in which case simply save it to your computer.