MrEnt: An editor for publication-quality phylogenetic tree illustrations

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We developed MrEnt, a Windows based, user-friendly software that allows the production of complex, high-resolution, publication-quality phylogenetic trees in few steps, directly from the analysis output. The program recognises the standard Nexus tree format and the annotated tree files produced by BEAST and MrBayes. MrEnt combines in a single software a large suite of tree manipulation functions (e.g. handling of multiple trees, tree rotation, character mapping, node collapsing, compression of large clades, handling of time scale and error bars for chronograms) with drawing tools typical of standard graphic editors, including handling of graphic elements and images. The tree illustration can be printed or exported in several standard formats suitable for journal publication, PowerPoint presentation or Web publication. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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  • Graphic export
  • Nexus format
  • Phylogenetic tree
  • Tree editor

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  • Alessandro Zuccon

  • Dario Zuccon

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