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Phyutility (fyoo-til-i-te) is a command line program that performs simple analyses or modifications on both trees and data matrices. Makes use of JADE (PEBLS) and JEBL libraries. It has been downloaded thousands of times.

Please use this citation when using Phyutility:

Smith, S. A. and C. Dunn. 2008. Phyutility: a phyloinformatics utility for trees, alignments, and molecular data. Bioinformatics. 24: 715-716. pdf

Currently it performs the following functions:


  • rerooting
  • pruning
  • type conversion
  • consensus
  • leaf stability
  • lineage movement
  • tree support

Data Matrices

  • concatenate alignments
  • genbank parsing
  • trimming alignments
  • search NCBI
  • fetch NCBI