[Mesquitelist] Consensus trees and bootstrapping
wmaddisn at interchange.ubc.ca
Thu Jun 5 09:30:02 PDT 2008
At 12:57 AM -0500 27.5.2008, Lauren Cole Sallan wrote:
>I used mesquite to create parsimonious trees from continuous data
>using the built-in heuristic search.
Please remember that Mesquite's heuristic search does not adjust
branch lengths, which would be desirable when using continuous data.
You might want to look into PHYLIP's CONTML as an alternative for
>Is there any way to obtain a majority rules or strict consensus tree
>in Mesquite or one of the modules?
Consensus trees can be done using the modules of TreeSetViz, but
TreeSetViz unfortunately does not work yet with version 2 of
Mesquite. We are about to release version 2.5 of Mesquite, and this
will have built in support for consensus trees.
>Also, is there a way to transfer this treeset and data to Paup or
>another program in order to run bootstrapping or obtain descriptive
>stats (CI, RI, RC)? Or is there a way to do this in Mesquite as well?
CI/RI/RC are not available in Mesquite. To export trees to a file
there are several methods, including using
-- File>Export, Export Nexus Tree File (or one of the other tree file options)
-- Taxa & Trees>Save Copy of Tree Bock
>Thanks in advance,
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