Synthesis release



Release notes

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

Open Tree of Life version 8.0

Version 8.0 of the synthetic tree was generated on 29 November 2016 using the propinquity pipeline.


There are two downloads. The first (smaller download) contain only tree and annotations files. The second (larger download) is the full output from the synthesis procedure, including documentation. You can also browse the full output.

  • Tree and annotations : Several versions of the synthetic tree, along with the annotations file. See the enclosed README for details. (compressed tar archive; 29 Mbytes)
  • All pipeline outputs : Outputs and documentation from all stages of the synthesis pipeline. Or, you can browse the output rather than downloading. (compressed tar archive; 151 Mbytes)

Release notes

Changes in inputs

  • two new tree collections from a recent clade workshop at the Field Museum of Natural History (Cnidaria and Reef fishes)
  • 99 new input trees, from the two new collections and from existing synthesis collections

Changes in output

  version7.0 version8.0 change
total tips 2146904 2131472 -15432
tips from phylogeny 44608 53012 8404
internal nodes from taxonomy 191841 191590 -251
internal nodes from phylogeny 40482 48448 7966
broken taxa 2651 3183 532
subproblems 5907 6712 805