MPBoot: Fast phylogenetic maximum parsimony tree inference and bootstrap approximation
MPBoot is an efficient program for parsimony analysis. The program can reconstruct maximum parsimony trees for large DNA and protein sequence alignments. More importantly, it implements the method MPBoot for approximating maximum parsimony bootstrap. The method was inspired by the ultrafast bootstrap approximation for maximum likelihood (UFBoot; Minh et al. 2013
) and other local optimization techniques for tree search.
August 2017: Version 1.1.0 is released with two important features: (i) SPR moves for hill-climbing search and (ii) Capability to deal with a transition cost matrix between character states.
October 2015: We are pleased to announce version 1.0.0.
Software and source code
MPBoot offers sequential versions on Linux:
For the most up-to-date source code, please checkout the MPBoot repository
. Note that, compiling code cloned from the GitHub has a few extra steps compared to compiling the source code from this website.
D.T.H and L.S.V were financially supported by Vietnam National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (Grant #102.01-2013.04). B.Q.M. and A.v.H were supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF I-2805-B29), T.F and A.S by the German Science Foundation (DFG STA860-6/1), and the Klaus Tschira Foundation.