Bio::Phylo::Parsers::Figtree - Parser used by Bio::Phylo::IO, no serviceable parts inside
This module parses annotated trees in NEXUS format as produced by FigTree (http://tree.bio.ed.ac.uk/software/figtree/), i.e. trees where nodes have additional 'hot comments' attached to them in the tree description. The implementation assumes syntax as follows:
I.e. the first token inside the comments is an ampersand, the annotations are comma-separated key/value pairs, where ranges are between curly parentheses.
There is a mailing list at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bio-phylo for any user or developer questions and discussions.
The figtree parser is called by the Bio::Phylo::IO object. Look there to learn how to parse phylogenetic data files in general.
If you use Bio::Phylo in published research, please cite it:
Rutger A Vos, Jason Caravas, Klaas Hartmann, Mark A Jensen and Chase Miller, 2011. Bio::Phylo - phyloinformatic analysis using Perl. BMC Bioinformatics 12:63. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2105-12-63