TOOLS: Phylogenetics Crunch

Science  04 May 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5518, pp. 815a
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5518.815a

Evolutionary biologists looking for patterns in DNA sequences often have to learn a different software program for each kind of analysis. To make things easier, Wayne and David Maddison at the University of Arizona are working on Mesquite, “a modular system for evolutionary analysis.” Their goal is to build a Java-based system that makes it possible to integrate disparate packages, such as the popular PAUP program and MacClade, which the same duo also developed. Download a beta version of Mesquite at:

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