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How to: Generate a Common Tree for a set of taxa

Starting with a set of summary records in the Taxonomy database...

  1. Choose Taxonomy Links from the Display pull down list at the top of the results.
  2. Choose "Common Tree" from the Display pull down menu.
  3. The page will re-load with a Common Tree display. The Common Tree display shows a hierarchical view of the relationships among the taxa and their lineages. Individual nodes in the tree link to the Taxonomy Browser. Controls on the Common Tree allow expanding / collapsing nodes, choosing a subset to redisplay, deleting taxa, adding taxa, and saving the tree in several formats.