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PLoS One. 2012;7(1):e29903. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029903. Epub 2012 Jan 11.

Armadillo 1.1: an original workflow platform for designing and conducting phylogenetic analysis and simulations.

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Département d'Informatique, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada.


In this paper we introduce Armadillo v1.1, a novel workflow platform dedicated to designing and conducting phylogenetic studies, including comprehensive simulations. A number of important phylogenetic and general bioinformatics tools have been included in the first software release. As Armadillo is an open-source project, it allows scientists to develop their own modules as well as to integrate existing computer applications. Using our workflow platform, different complex phylogenetic tasks can be modeled and presented in a single workflow without any prior knowledge of programming techniques. The first version of Armadillo was successfully used by professors of bioinformatics at Université du Quebec à Montreal during graduate computational biology courses taught in 2010-11. The program and its source code are freely available at: <>.

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