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Retraction Note: TREEFINDER: a powerful graphical analysis environment for molecular phylogenetics

BMC Evolutionary Biology201515:243

Received: 19 October 2015

Accepted: 20 October 2015

Published: 5 November 2015

The original article was published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2004 4:18


The editors of BMC Evolutionary Biology retract this article [1] due to the decision by the corresponding author, Gangolf Jobb, to change the license to the software described in the article. The software is no longer available to all scientists wishing to use it in certain territories. This breaches the journal’s editorial policy on software availability [2] which has been in effect since the time of publication. The other authors of the article, Arndt von Haeseler and Korbinian Strimmer, have no control over the licensing of the software and support the retraction of this article.



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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Statistics, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Department of Computer Science, University of Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
John von Neumann Institute for Computing, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany


  1. Jobb G, von Haeseler A, Strimmer K. TREEFINDER: a powerful graphical analysis environment for molecular phylogenetics. BMC Evol Biol. 2004;4:18.PubMed CentralView ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. BMC Evolutionary Biology’s Instructions for Authors of Software Articles: Accessed 15 October 2015.


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