Published April 30, 2024 | Version v2
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Phylogenetics: back to basics dataset

  • 1. Australian BioCommons
  • 2. ROR icon University of Tasmania
  • 3. ROR icon University of Melbourne


This dataset is associated with the Galaxy Training Network tutorial "Phylogenetics: back to basics".

It contains a subset of anolis lizard DNA sequences, from Jackman, Larson, de Queiroz & Losos (Phylogenetic Relationships and Tempo of Early Diversfication in Anolis Lizards; Systematic Biology 1999 48(2):254-285; DNA sequences were obtained from Genbank.

The sequences are from the mitochondrial NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 gene (ND2) and five transfer RNA (tRNA) genes, with an average sequence length of 1419.109 and a range of [1329,1727]. 

We are using a small set of sequences because phylogenetic estimation on many sequences is computationally very intensive, and can take weeks of time even on a high-performance computer. It is not uncommon for a phylogenetic analysis to span hundreds, or even thousands, of taxa.

Files in this record:

  • anolis-raw.fst : FASTA file of raw, unaligned sequences

This Galaxy Training Network tutorial  ‘Phylogenetics: back to basics’ was developed by Professor Michael Charleston from the University of Tasmania in collaboration with Australian BioCommons. 


Version notes: anolis-raw.fst file updated to remove blank line at the beginning of the file. 


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Publication: 10.1080/106351599260283 (DOI)