Thanks for the suggestions!

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On Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 3:31 PM, Liam J. Revell <liam.rev...@umb.edu> wrote:

> If your case is simple - like you have a tree with tips labeled by
> genus, and each species label from each subtree to be bound has tip
> labels in the format Genus_species, this could be done using bind.tree
> in ape.
>
> For instance:
>
> library(phytools)
> ## here's your backbone
> backbone<-read.tree(text="((A:2.0,B:2.0):1,C:3.0);")
> plotTree(backbone)
>
> ## here are your subtrees
> A<-read.tree(text="(A_sp1:1.0,A_sp2:1.0);")
> B<-read.tree(text="(B_sp1:1.5,B_sp2:1.5);")
> C<-read.tree(text="((C_sp1:0.5,C_sp2:0.5):0.5,C_sp3:1.0);")
> subtrees<-c(A,B,C)
>
> for(i in 1:length(subtrees)){
>         genus<-strsplit(subtrees[[i]]$tip.label[[1]],"_")[[1]][1]
>         h<-max(nodeHeights(subtrees[[i]]))
>         tip<-which(backbone$tip.label==genus)
>         backbone$edge.length[which(backbone$edge[,2]==tip)]<-
>                 backbone$edge.length[which(backbone$edge[,2]==tip)]-h
>         backbone<-bind.tree(backbone,subtrees[[i]],where=tip)
> }
>
> plotTree(backbone)
>
> Something like that.
>
> (Of course you could also modify this so that you just manually identify
> the tips to bind to. Given the small size of your problem this is probably
> what you want.)
>
> All the best, Liam
>
> Liam J. Revell, Associate Professor of Biology
> University of Massachusetts Boston
> & Profesor Asociado, Programa de Biología
> Universidad del Rosario
> web: http://faculty.umb.edu/liam.revell/
>
> On 4/26/2018 4:19 PM, Brian O'Meara wrote:
>
>> Look at congruify.phylo in geiger (and the associated paper: Eastman
>> JM, LJ Harmon, and DC Tank. 2013. Congruification: support for time
>> scaling large phylogenetic trees. Methods in Ecology and Evolution).
>>
>> You could also look into SDM in ape (converting trees [not data] to
>> distance matrices, first): relevant paper Criscuolo, A., Berry, V.,
>> Douzery, E. J. P. , and Gascuel, O. (2006) SDM: A fast
>> distance-based approach for (super)tree building in phylogenomics.
>> Systematic Biology, 55, 740–755.
>>
>> Best, Brian
>>
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>> On Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 5:07 PM, Chris Law <cj...@ucsc.edu> wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I am trying to graft 3 chronograms onto a family level backbone.
>>> Does anybody have any suggestions on what is the best way to do
>>> this? Or is going through the tree files in textwrangler the only
>>> way to do this.
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>>
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