TreeQ-VISTA: an interactive tree visualization tool with functional annotation query capabilities

Bioinformatics. 2007 Mar 15;23(6):764-6. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btl643. Epub 2007 Jan 17.


We describe a general multiplatform exploratory tool called TreeQ-Vista, designed for presenting functional annotations in a phylogenetic context. Traits, such as phenotypic and genomic properties, are interactively queried from a user-provided relational database with a user-friendly interface which provides a set of tools for users with or without SQL knowledge. The query results are projected onto a phylogenetic tree and can be displayed in multiple color groups. A rich set of browsing, grouping and query tools are provided to facilitate trait exploration, comparison and analysis.

Availability: The program, detailed tutorial and examples are available online (http:/

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Chromosome Mapping / methods*
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Simulation
  • Database Management Systems
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Evolution, Molecular*
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / methods*
  • Models, Genetic*
  • Phylogeny
  • Software*
  • User-Computer Interface*