Comparing host and parasite trees

Roderic D M Page rpage at vax.ox.ac.uk
Wed Nov 1 15:22:32 EST 1995

TreeMap is a free, experimental program for comparing host and parasite
phylogenies. It allows you to interactively compare host and parasite
trees, construct reconstructions of the history of the association, and
perform some simple randomisation tests of hypotheses of cospeciation.

The program can be downloaded from its WWW site:


The site also has an online manual, or you can download the documentation
as a Postscript file.

TreeMap runs on the Apple Macintosh (System 7.0 or later) and PCs running
Windows 3.1 or later.

For a description of the method used by TreeMap, see Page, R.D.M. 1994.
Parallel Phylogenies: Reconstructing the history of host-parasite
assemblages. Cladsitics 10: 155-173.

Rod Page
Roderic D M Page
Lecturer in Taxonomy
Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Taxonomy
Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Scotland, U.K.

Tel: +44 141 330 4778
Fax: +44 141 330 5971
email: rpage at vax.ox.ac.uk
WWW home page: http://taxonomy.zoology.gla.ac.uk/rod/rod.html

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