TREEFINDER: a powerful graphical analysis environment for molecular phylogenetics

BMC Evol Biol. 2004 Jun 28;4:18. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-4-18.


Background: Most analysis programs for inferring molecular phylogenies are difficult to use, in particular for researchers with little programming experience.

Results: TREEFINDER is an easy-to-use integrative platform-independent analysis environment for molecular phylogenetics. In this paper the main features of TREEFINDER (version of April 2004) are described. TREEFINDER is written in ANSI C and Java and implements powerful statistical approaches for inferring gene tree and related analyzes. In addition, it provides a user-friendly graphical interface and a phylogenetic programming language.

Conclusions: TREEFINDER is a versatile framework for analyzing phylogenetic data across different platforms that is suited both for exploratory as well as advanced studies.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Retracted Publication

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / methods
  • Computational Biology / statistics & numerical data
  • Computer Graphics / trends*
  • Computer Simulation
  • DNA / genetics
  • DNA / metabolism
  • Evolution, Molecular*
  • Models, Genetic
  • Phylogeny*
  • Programming Languages
  • Software
  • Software Design
  • User-Computer Interface


  • DNA