fasttree - phylogenetic trees from alignments of nucleotide or protein sequences

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Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename fasttree_2.1.9-1_i386.deb
Package name fasttree
Package version 2.1.9
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category science
License -
Maintainer Debian Med Packaging Team <>
Download size 131.07 KB
Installed size 453.00 KB
FastTree infers approximately-maximum-likelihood phylogenetic trees from
alignments of nucleotide or protein sequences. It handles alignments
with up to a million of sequences in a reasonable amount of time and
memory. For large alignments, FastTree is 100-1,000 times faster than
PhyML 3.0 or RAxML 7.
FastTree is more accurate than PhyML 3 with default settings, and much
more accurate than the distance-matrix methods that are traditionally
used for large alignments. FastTree uses the Jukes-Cantor or generalized
time-reversible (GTR) models of nucleotide evolution and the JTT
(Jones-Taylor-Thornton 1992) model of amino acid evolution. To account
for the varying rates of evolution across sites, FastTree uses a single
rate for each site (the "CAT" approximation). To quickly estimate the
reliability of each split in the tree, FastTree computes local support
values with the Shimodaira-Hasegawa test (these are the same as PhyML 3's
"SH-like local supports").
This package contains a single threaded version (fasttree) and a
parallel version which uses OpenMP (fasttreMP).


Package Version Architecture Repository
fasttree_2.1.9-1_amd64.deb 2.1.9 amd64 Debian Main
fasttree - - -


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libc6 >= 2.7
libgomp1 >= 4.9


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Binary Package fasttree_2.1.9-1_i386.deb
Source Package fasttree

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install fasttree deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install fasttree




2016-04-20 - Andreas Tille <>
fasttree (2.1.9-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version
* Use xz compression for source tarball
* cme fix dpkg-control
* Better hardening
2015-07-17 - Andreas Tille <>
fasttree (2.1.8-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Upload to unstable
2015-03-31 - Roland Fehrenbacher <>
fasttree (2.1.8-1) experimental; urgency=medium
[ Andreas Tille ]
* Move debian/upstream to debian/upstream/metadata
* cme fix dpkg-control
* Priority: optional
* d/rules: cleanup from cruft
[ Roland Fehrenbacher ]
* New upstream version 2.1.8
* Makes debian/patches/increase-branch-length-precision.patch obsolete
2015-03-24 - Roland Fehrenbacher <>
fasttree (2.1.7-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
* Modify/add patches to use double precision and increase branch
length precision. This is absolutely crucial to prevent flawed datas
analysis as described e.g. in
Closes: #781259
2014-02-25 - Tim Booth <>
fasttree (2.1.7-1biolinux1) precise; urgency=low
* Added upstream changelog into package and backport for
* Fixed clean: target to remove both binaries.
2013-05-06 - Thorsten Alteholz <>
fasttree (2.1.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
* debian/control: remove DM-Upload-Allowed:
* debian/control: bump standards version to 3.9.4
2012-11-02 - Thorsten Alteholz <>
fasttree (2.1.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
2012-06-16 - Andreas Tille <>
fasttree (2.1.4-2) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
* Fix name of upstream file and add eprint
2012-06-15 - Thorsten Alteholz <>
fasttree (2.1.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #677648)

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