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Google Summer of Code 2009 GenMAPP

Phylogenetic tree plugin for Cytoscape

by Moy Indraneel for GenMAPP

Proposed here is a plan for a plugin for Cytoscape which takes in a phlyogenetic tree as and displays it in Cytoscape. Several of Cytoscape’s original features are supported in this plugin, such as the ability to manipulate nodes, zooming and exporting a view of the network. New functions that would be beneficial to analyzing phylogenetic trees are proposed such as the ability to collapse subtrees, swap subtrees with the same ancestors and display included information about nodes in the tree.