Make a UPGMA clusterΒΆ

Section author: Catherine Lozupone

An example of how to calculate the pairwise distances for a set of sequences.

NOTE: UPGMA should not be used for phylogenetic reconstruction.

>>> from cogent import LoadSeqs
>>> from cogent.phylo import distance
>>> from cogent.cluster.UPGMA import upgma

Import a substitution model (or create your own)

>>> from cogent.evolve.models import HKY85

Load the alignment.

>>> al = LoadSeqs("data/test.paml")

Create a pairwise distances object calculator for the alignment, providing a substitution model instance.

>>> d = distance.EstimateDistances(al, submodel= HKY85())
>>> d.run()

Now use this matrix to build a UPGMA cluster.

>>> mycluster = upgma(d.getPairwiseDistances())
>>> print mycluster.asciiArt()
                              /-NineBande
                    /edge.1--|
                   |         |          /-HowlerMon
          /edge.0--|          \edge.2--|
         |         |                    \-Human
-root----|         |
         |          \-DogFaced
         |
          \-Mouse

We demonstrate saving this UPGMA cluster to a file.

>>> mycluster.writeToFile('test_upgma.tree')