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PGT (Phylogeographic Tree)

Main function:Plot a phylogenetic tree onto a geographic region using Bing or Google Maps.
Requirement:A good internet connection
Keywords:phylogeography, biodiversity, biogeography, speciation, phylogenetics
Support:Dr. Xuhua Xia at xxia@uottawa.ca
Citation:Xia X (2017) PGT: Phylogeographic Tree for Mapping a Phylogeny onto Geographic Regions. http://dambe.bio.uottawa.ca/PGT/PGT.aspx
PGT is easy to use. You do not need to read a manual. Just click 'File|Open' to open a sample file, e.g., Banza.pgt (which is in plain text) and everything will be obvious.

The following prerequisites are required:

For Windows 64-bit computers:
  • Windows Installer 4.5
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (x86 and x64)

If these components are already installed, you can launch the application now. Otherwise, install the prerequisites and run the application. For Macintosh and Linux computers with Mono installed (I tested PGT on Ubuntu Linux and Macintosh El Capitan):

  1. Download and unzip PGT.zip to a directory, say ~/PGT.
  2. Open a terminal windows and type the following commands:
    sudo apt-get install mono-vbnc (Otherwise you may encounter an error unless you have issued the command before)
    cd ~/PGT
    chmod 755 *
  3. Installation is now complete. Type mono PGT.exe to run.
  4. Here is a screenshot of PGT on Ubuntu with a satellite map, and another of PGT on Macintosh with a regular map.
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