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Sanderson, Michael [1], Donoghue, Michael [2], McMahon, Michelle [3].

Phlora: A mobile app for phylogenetic visualization of biodiversity imagery.

Phlora is a mobile iOS app for visualizing and exploring phylogenetic trees and images (available on the Apple App Store). Phlora lets the user navigate around trees with up to thousands of taxa, simultaneously examining images attached to individual species. Different "use cases" include images of living organisms, digitized herbarium specimens, or didactic content in the form of presentation slides attached to a phylogenetic tree. The app is distributed with several sample phylogenetic trees, including Cactaceae, Leguminosae, the genus Viburnum, and all species in the flora of Britain. Several trees include image data of various kinds, including standardized leaf images of Viburnum, whole plant photos of cacti, and high resolution photos of herbarium specimens of the legume species of Arizona. Additional photographs can be downloaded from the app's remote database. Users can also add their own images from their photo library, Files app, or iCloud, and they can set up their own phylogenetic trees and image collections on other platforms to download to Phlora. Phlora allows systematists to organize image data for their clade of interest, and provides museum curators an especially compelling phylogenetic visual framework for presenting digitized images of specimens. More broadly, Phlora lets anyone with photographs of the world's biota organize visual information in an evolutionary framework, in keeping with the way biologists organize their understanding of biodiversity around the tree of life today.

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Website for Phlora app

1 - University Of Arizona, Ecology And Evolutionary Biology, Tucson, AZ, 85749.0, United States
2 - Yale University, Department Of Ecology And Evolutionary Biology, Po Box 208106, New Haven, CT, 06511, United States
3 - University Of Arizona, School Of Plant Sciences, Forbes 303, PO Box 210036, Tucson, AZ, 85721, United States


Presentation Type:
Session: P, Recent Topics Posters
Location: Arizona Ballroom/Starr Pass
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PRT028
Abstract ID:1406
Candidate for Awards:None

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