[Plant-education] Creating phylogenetic trees in class based onMorphological data

William E Williams WEWilliams at smcm.edu
Thu Nov 17 07:05:26 EST 2005


MacClade <http://macclade.org/macclade.html> is kind of the standard.  
There is a free version that can only make smaller trees, but the  
full version isn't terribly expensive. We use the free version for  
our introductory biology classes in very much the way you describe.

-W2

On Nov 17, 2005, at 3:53 AM, Barry Meatyard wrote:

> >>> "Beverly Brown" <bbrown6 at naz.edu> 11/16/05 03:31pm >>>
> Hi all,
>
> Can anyone recommend a good program that I and my students can  
> learn so we
> can create our own character matrices and then generate trees based  
> on them?
> Ideally the programs would be free.
>
> Or, if anyone knows a good tutorial for Phylip or other similar  
> program.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Beverly
>
> Beverly J. Brown
> Assistant Professor
> Biology Department
> Nazareth College
> 4245 East Ave.
> Rochester, NY 14618
> 585-389-2555, bbrown6 at naz.edu

William E. Williams <mailto:WEWilliams at smcm.edu>
Professor of Biology
Saint Mary's College of Maryland
18952 E Fisher Rd, Saint Marys City, MD 20686
(240)895-4365



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