We are happy to announce that ggtree supports interactive tree annotation/manipulation by implementing an identify method. Users can click on a node to highlight a clade, to label or rotate it etc.

Here is an example of highlighting clades using geom_hilight with identify:

Interactive tree manipulation, e.g. rotating clades, is also possible.

The videos are also available in youku (优酷), see http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTYyMzgyODYyOA, http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTYyNDIzODA0NA and http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTYyMzgyODg2OA.


G Yu, DK Smith, H Zhu, Y Guan, TTY Lam*. ggtree: an R package for visualization and annotation of phylogenetic trees with their covariates and other associated data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12628.