[Molecular-evolution] Re: re-drawing trees with overlapping labels
(by gilbertd from bio.indiana.edu)
Thu Jun 3 10:42:34 EST 2010
It may be possible for you to use PHYLIP's drawtree for this if you want,
by adding inner node labels to a newick format tree from your PhyML/MrBayes
output. I do this occassionally, draw trees with Phylodendron web form,
which is based on Joe Felsenstein's drawtree. I save the output as PDF,
then I use a PDF editor (adobe illustrator, others will work),
to clean up overlapping labels as needed.
Here is an example newick tree with inner node labels (e.g. mosquito_, insect_)
that you can test at http://iubio.bio.indiana.edu/treeapp/treeprint-form.html
-- Don Gilbert
# Arthropod gene tree
On 2010-06-03, Bottu Guy <gbottu from vub.ac.be> wrote:
> One of our users has a problem : his phylogenetic trees contain many
> taxons and the names tend to overlap. For trees made with the PHYLIP
> programs seqboot-dnapars-consense a method that works is to use
> drawtree, which has various algorithms to re-draw the branches and the
> labels in various orientations. But for trees made with PhyML or
> MrBayes, and that have included bootstrap values, there is a problem.
> The popular tree editor TreeView does not allow to re-orient the labels.
> Does someone know a way to do it (either using a performant tree editor
> or by procesing the pictorial representation of the tree in an image
> editor, preferable freeware) ?
> Guy Bottu,
> Belgian EMBnet Node
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