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PhyloCoco is a minimalist tool for molecular phylogenetics able to rebuild phylogenies by means of the likelihood criterion. Phylococo automatically selects the best substitution model of DNA evolution for the dataset of sequences to be analyzed and display after a short time the best so far phylogeny found.

PhyloCoco features:
PhyloCoco implements the algorithms described in [D. Catanzaro, R. Pesenti and M. C. Milinkovitch. Estimating phylogenies under maximum likelihood: a very large-scale neighborhood approach. Submitted to BMC Bioinformatics. Currently under second revision] and hereafter summarized:

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Version 2.3: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


A G4 or an Intel Core Duo processor; Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Java 1.4 or later Recommended: an Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X 10.5.3 or later, Java 1.5 or later

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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 1,676
Version Downloads 580
License Free
Date 05 Aug 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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