[Taxacom] Bird supertree -- open source phylogenetics
r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk
Fri Aug 17 05:46:01 CDT 2007
We are building a bird supertree, and would like your help. Katie
Davis ( PhD student in my lab ) has assembled a large number of
source trees, constructed an MRP matrix, and has put online a first,
very crude supertree.
As an experiment we invite anybody interested to download the data
and try their hand at building a supertree. We provide a form for
uploading any supertrees that result, and a simple viewer to help
navigate a tree of this size online.
Our hope is to encourage a competition to find the "best" supertree.
Participants will get credit in the resulting paper.
For more details please visit http://linnaeus.zoology.gla.ac.uk/
Professor Roderic D. M. Page
Editor, Systematic Biology
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