[BiO BB] phylogenetic tree
yadhukumar at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 17 06:23:05 EDT 2002
ARB is a software program developed at Technical University of Munich,
Germany, to construct the phlogenetic trees using most common methods like
parsimony, maximum likelyhood, distance matrix methods, etc., What makes it
unique is its built in database of the aligned sequences for eg., there are
about 20 thousands aligned 16s rRNA sequences. You can do lot with ARB
starting from probe match, primer design, export,import sequences, sequence
editing, tree building, and so on. One more important feature is its inbuilt
secondary structure editor where one can visualize the rRNA structures and
take them into consideration to improve the alignment, on which a quality of
phylogenetic tree depends on.
Its a open source free software and you can download from www.arb-home.de.
Unfortunately it works only on Linux and solaris machines. Mac versions are
Hope it helps. If you have any questions regarding the same, feel free to
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