The Life of Trees
(or: Still Another Phylogeny Program)


The SAPP algorithm has been published as a scientific paper available on (Click Here for Link)


The following papers were used in the design and development of the SAPP program:


Walsh B. Estimating the time to the most recent common ancestor for the Y chromosome or mitochondrial DNA for a pair of individualsGenetics. 2001;158(2):897-912.


Gascuel, O.  BIONJ:  an improved version of the NJ algorithm based on a simple model of sequence data.  Mol Biol Evol (1997) 14 (7): 685-695.


Bruno, William J.; Socci, Nicholas D.; Halpern,  Aaron L.   Weighted Neighbor Joining: A Likelihood-Based Approach to Distance-Based Phylogeny Reconstruction.  Mol Biol Evol (2000) 17 (1): 189-197.


Saitou, N.; Nei, M.  The neighbor-joining method: a new method for reconstructing phylogenetic trees.  Mol Biol Evol (1987) 4 (4): 406-425.


In addition, the following people knowingly or unknowingly contributed their expertise to the development of this program:


Mike Walsh

Maurice Gleeson

James Kane

James Irvine

Mark Jost

Robert Casey

... and many more of the experts!