Dipsacales Alignment & Tree Archive is a simple relational
database of all phylogenetic data sets, tree files, and systematic
publications on the group of plants studied in the Donoghue Lab, Dipsacales. Although this archive
arose as a by-product of a project to estimate a supertree for
the group, it is sure to become an indispensable resource for
the vast field of Dipsacales systematists (comprising about four
A typical search
is performed as follows:
- From the front
page, users can search the database by author or taxon
name (by genus).
- Every study matching the
search criterion is listed on the corresponding results
on a given study number opens the corresponding record
page, with an analysis window comprising three tabbed
subsections describing the sample of characters and taxa
and the details of the analysis. From this window you can
download the data matrix (Nexus format), tree files (Newick
format), and the original paper (pdf).
- Each record also has a tree
window depicting the results of the corresponding analysis.
- To initiate a new search,
click on the magnifying glass icon on the front
release 1.03 (requires Mac OSX). WARNING: 95 MB! In
the event of, umm, obstreperous demand I may
eventually post DATAbase online.