FreeTree – freeware program for construction of phylogenetic trees on the basis of distance data and for bootstrap/jackknife analysis of the trees robustness

Pavlíček A., Hrdá Š., Flegr J. 1999: FreeTree – freeware program for construction of phylogenetic trees on the basis of distance data and for bootstrap/jackknife analysis of the trees robustness. Application in the RAPD analysis of genus Frenkelia. Folia Biologica (Praha) 45: 97-99

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FreeTree

Freeware program for construction and bootstrap (and jackknife) analysis of phylogenetic trees from binary data (RAPD, RFLP, AFLP etc.)

Recent windows version Download here (archive containing 3 files: program, sample data, short manual)

Advantages:

Easy setup (none, just autoextrac and run)

Easy operation (paste your data from spredsheet and press run)

Performs phenetic (UPGMA) and fylogenetic (NJ) analyses

Most universal resampling techniques (bootstrapping, jackknifing, OUT-jackknifing)

All in one (for better presentation of data you will probably need some tree-drawing program, for example Treeview available here)

Authors:

Adam Pavlicek and Jaroslav Flegr, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Prague, Czech republic

More information on the FreeTree pragram is given in:

Hampl V., Pavlícek A., Flegr J. (2001) Construction and bootstrap analysis of DNA fingerprinting-based phylogenetic trees with a freeware program FreeTree: Application to trichomonad parasites. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 51: 731-735. » PDF

Another useful program for systematics and molecular systematics Treept (testing correlation between phylogenetic relatedness and phenetic similarity) is available here

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