Unbelievable. After years of waiting a GUI interface for the most popular program in phylogenetics - PAUP* - is finally available for Mac OSX on the intel platform! It appeared without fanfare on a page for the CDC's Workshop on Molecular Evolution. Not sure yet how buggy its going to be, but I'm playing with it right now. I can't even remember how to use it; it's been that long.
Updated: Our hopes and dreams must once again be put on hold, the link to the PAUP GUI is gone and the installed version has expired. The link has been updated with a new version for 2009.
Dechronization is authored by evolutionary biologists interested in the development and application of methods for estimating phylogeny and making phylogeny-based inferences. The goal of the blog is to provide a forum for discussion of the latest research and methods, while also providing anecdotes, tidbits of natural history, and other related information.