fastDNAml Distribution

fastDNAml is a program for estimating maximum likelihood phylogenetic trees from nucleotide sequences. Much of this program is based on version 3.3 of Joseph Felsenstein's DNAML program (this is to give him credit, not to have you contact him for information on fastDNAml). For Felsenstein's phylogenetic analysis software, including the latest versions of DNAML, visit the PHYLIP Home Page.

Several versions of fastDNAml are available:

fastDNAml -- The current release of the program.

mpi_fastDNAml and pvm_fastDNAml -- Parallel versions based upon MPI or PVM are available from Indiana University.

fastDNAml_p4 -- A version of the program using the p4 (Portable Programs for Parallel Processing) library. This version is now quite old and is not being supported (see the link above for newer MPI and PVM versions from Indiana University).

When using fastDNAml please cite:

Olsen, G. J., Matsuda, H., Hagstrom, R., and Overbeek, R. 1994. fastDNAml: A tool for construction of phylogenetic trees of DNA sequences using maximum likelihood. Comput. Appl. Biosci. 10: 41-48


Felsenstein, J. 1981. Evolutionary trees from DNA sequences: A maximum likelihood approach. J. Mol. Evol. 17: 368-376.


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