New Feature: Tree-based visualisation of haplogroups

Within the new HaploGrep 2.0 Beta version some new export formats are now supported. One of the most powerful is the export of a phylogenetic tree, representing the current profiles loaded into HaploGrep. This feature generates almost publication-ready  phylogenetic trees. We used them with almost no modification (some color-highlighting in Inkscape) – please see [1].

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  • Upload the input file as usually, the haplogroup classification is now done automatically
  • Click Save and select Phylogenetic Tree
  • Next choose between 3 different graphic file formats to export:
    • SVG = vector graphic format – can be modified with tools such as Inkscape (free), CorelDraw, Adobe Indesign, Microsoft Visio.
    • PDF = portable document format for your PDF Reader
    • PNG = rendered graphic,  can be opened either with your browser or any graphic editing/previewing program which most operating systems include.
      In the beta phase this will be the only working option
  • Choose from the options:
    • Include hotspots: should the hotspots defined in Phylotree also be represented in the export? Default: yes
    • Include AAC: should Amino Acid Changes (AAC) for unused mtSNPs be additionally annotated in the tree? Default: no
  • Click Export
  • Don’t hesitate to contact us if you encounter problems




[1] Summerer M, Horst J, Erhart G, Weißensteiner H, Schönherr S, et al. (2014) Large-scale mitochondrial DNA analysis in Southeast Asia reveals evolutionary effects of cultural isolation in the multi-ethnic population of Myanmar. BMC Evol Biol 14: 17. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-14-17.


Hansi Weissensteiner