PHLAWD (pronounced flawd) allows for the creation of large (mega) phylogenies using NCBI databases. The code has been developed extensively over the last couple years.

You can find more information on The source code is available at github. There is some legacy information on the website hosted by google code.

Relevant publications

  • Smith, S. A. and M. J. Donoghue. 2008. Rates of Molecular Evolution are Linked to Life History in Flowering Plants. Sciencepdf
  • Smith, S. A., J. Beaulieu, and M. J. Donoghue. 2009. Mega-phylogeny approach for comparative biology: an alternative to supertree and supermatrix approaches. BMC Evol. Biol. link