Current methods struggle to reconstruct and visualize the genomic relationships of large numbers of bacterial genomes. GrapeTree facilitates the analyses of large numbers of allelic profiles by a static "GrapeTree Layout" algorithm that supports interactive visualizations of large trees within a web browser window. GrapeTree also implements a novel minimum spanning tree algorithm (MSTree V2) to reconstruct genetic relationships despite high levels of missing data. GrapeTree is a stand-alone package for investigating phylogenetic trees plus associated metadata and is also integrated into EnteroBase to facilitate cutting edge navigation of genomic relationships among bacterial pathogens.
© 2018 Zhou et al.; Published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.