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Publisher description for PHYLIP
A package of programs for inferring phylogenies. A package of programs for inferring phylogenies. The PHYLogeny Inference Package (PHYLIP) is a package of programs for inferring evolutionary trees (phylogenies). Methods that are available in the package include parsimony, distance matrix, and likelihood methods, including bootstrapping and consensus trees. Data types that can be handled include molecular sequences, gene frequencies, restriction sites and fragments, distance matrices, and discrete characters. Some sequence analysis programs such as the ClustalW alignment program can write data files in the PHYLIP format. Most of the programs look for the data in a file called "infile" - if they do not find this file they then ask the user to type in the file name of the data file. Output is written onto special files with names like "outfile" and "outtree". Trees written onto "outtree" are in the Newick format, an informal standard agreed to in 1986 by authors of a number of major phylogeny packages. Get PHYLIP and give it a try to fully assess its capabilities!