Bayesian phylogenetic and phylodynamic data integration using BEAST 1.10

Virus Evol. 2018 Jun 8;4(1):vey016. doi: 10.1093/ve/vey016. eCollection 2018 Jan.


The Bayesian Evolutionary Analysis by Sampling Trees (BEAST) software package has become a primary tool for Bayesian phylogenetic and phylodynamic inference from genetic sequence data. BEAST unifies molecular phylogenetic reconstruction with complex discrete and continuous trait evolution, divergence-time dating, and coalescent demographic models in an efficient statistical inference engine using Markov chain Monte Carlo integration. A convenient, cross-platform, graphical user interface allows the flexible construction of complex evolutionary analyses.

Keywords: Bayesian inference; Markov chain Monte Carlo; phylodynamics; phylogenetics.