Synthesis release



Release notes

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

Open Tree of Life version 10.2

Version 10.2 of the synthetic tree was generated on 9 January 2018 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; 35 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; 189 Mbytes)

Release notes

Changes in inputs

  • one new tree collection: aves
  • 135 new input trees, from the new collection and from existing synthesis collections

Changes in output

  version9.1 version10.2 change
total tips 2637204 2641222 +4018
tips from phylogeny 55226 62664 +7438
internal nodes in taxonomy 214121 214698 +568
internal nodes from phylogeny 50367 57471 +7104
broken taxa 3280 3907 +627
subproblems 6933 7625 +692