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Visualize, edit, and explore phylogenetic tree data



phytreeviewer opens the Phylogenetic Tree app that allows you to view, edit, and explore phylogenetic tree data.

phytreeviewer(Tree) loads a phytree object Tree into the app.

phytreeviewer(File) loads data from a Newick or ClustalW tree formatted file into the app.

Input Arguments

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Phylogenetic tree, specified as a Phytree object created with the functions phytree or phytreeread.

Newick or ClustalW tree formatted file, specified as a character vector or string containing the file name, a path and file name, or a URL pointing to the file.


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This example shows how to view a phylogenetic tree.

Load a sample phylogenetic tree.

tr= phytreeread('pf00002.tree')
    Phylogenetic tree object with 33 leaves (32 branches)

View the phylogenetic tree.


{"String":"Figure Phylogenetic Tree 1 contains an axes object. The axes object contains 72 objects of type line.","Tex":[],"LaTex":[]}

Alternatively, you can click Phylogenetic Tree on the Apps tab to open the app, and view the phylogenetic tree object tr .

Version History

Introduced in R2012b