PhyloWidget: web-based visualizations for the tree of life

Bioinformatics. 2008 Jul 15;24(14):1641-2. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btn235. Epub 2008 May 16.


PhyloWidget is a web-based tool for the visualization and manipulation of phylogenetic tree data. It can be accessed online or downloaded as a standalone application. A simple URL-based API allows databases to easily link to and customize PhyloWidget for interactively viewing medium- to large-sized trees.

Availability: PhyloWidget is available for online use or download at

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Animals
  • Biological Evolution
  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computers
  • Data Display
  • Databases, Genetic
  • Evolution, Molecular
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Phylogeny*
  • Programming Languages
  • Software
  • Software Design