Weighbor, DigitalGenome


Bill Bruno of Los Alamos National Lab and colleagues have released version 1.2 of Weighbor, a free program for reconstructing phylogenetic trees from sequence data, at www.t10.lanl.gov/billb/weighbor.

Weighbor is a weighted version of neighbor joining that gives less weight to the longer distances in the distance matrix. The program is Phylip compatible. C source code and a Linux executable are available.

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