Automated assembly of a reference taxonomy for phylogenetic data synthesis

Jonathan Rees, Karen Cranston
2017 Biodiversity Data Journal  
Citation: Rees J, Cranston K (2017) Automated assembly of a reference taxonomy for phylogenetic data synthesis. Biodiversity Data Journal 5: e12581. https://doi. Abstract Taxonomy and nomenclature data are critical for any project that synthesizes biodiversity data, as most biodiversity data sets use taxonomic names to identify taxa. Open Tree of Life is one such project, synthesizing sets of published phylogenetic trees into comprehensive summary trees. No single published taxonomy met the
more » ... nomic and nomenclatural needs of the project. Here we describe a system for reproducibly combining several source taxonomies into a synthetic taxonomy, and we discuss the challenges of taxonomic and nomenclatural synthesis for downstream biodiversity projects.
doi:10.3897/bdj.5.e12581 pmid:28765728 pmcid:PMC5515096 fatcat:5tj4fg2gg5bjldmgkyg5zmxqcu