Synthesis release



Release notes

A fuller release history (including early draft versions) is available in the germinator documentation:

Open Tree of Life synthetic tree version 5.0

Version 5.0 was generated on 28 March 2016.


  • Synthetic tree : includes the full tree, annotations file, and a phylo-only tree (tips only from taxonomy pruned off). See the enclosed README for details. (compressed tar archive; 9 Mbytes)
  • All pipeline outputs : Outputs and documentation from all stages of the synthesis pipeline. You can also browse the contents rather than downloading. (compressed tar archive; 68 Mbyes)

Release notes

This version of the tree was generated with a completely new synthesis method. There is a make-based pipeline that uses functions from the otcetera library.

The method is currently unpublished, but the documentation pages have detailed descriptions of all steps, with links to inputs and outputs. There is also a draft manuscript (tex format).