EPoS: a modular software framework for phylogenetic analysis

Bioinformatics. 2008 Oct 15;24(20):2399-400. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btn364. Epub 2008 Jul 16.


Estimating Phylogenies of Species (EPoS) is a modular software framework for phylogenetic analysis, visualization and data management. It provides a plugin-based system that integrates a storage facility, a rich user interface and the ability to easily incorporate new methods, functions and visualizations. EPoS ships with persistent data management, a set of well-known phylogenetic algorithms and a multitude of tree visualization methods and layouts. Implemented algorithms cover distance-based tree construction, consensus trees and various graph-based supertree methods. The rendering system can be customized for, say, different edge and node styles.

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Computational Biology / methods
  • Phylogeny*
  • Software*
  • User-Computer Interface