A taxonomy browser for the Open Tree Taxonomy (OTT) has just been released.
Our three major outputs so far are the synthetic tree, the collection of well-curated input phylogenies (with a graphical interface to the underlying github repository) and the reference taxonomy. Up until now, there hasn’t been a simple way to browse the Open Tree Taxonomy (OTT). You could download the full reference taxonomy, or use the low-level scripting language in the source code, but it wasn’t easy to get an overview of the structure.
We have just released the first version of a browser for OTT. Each taxon page includes information about the input taxonomies that contain the taxon, synonyms, lineage, and children. Here is a sample page for Eukaryota:
To open the taxonomy browser, click on the OTT identifier from any node in the synthetic tree:
We hope this will make it easier to see how the taxonomy influences the synthetic tree. This is only…
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