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Synth browsing: we need to bounce back to the MRCA of the constituent taxa #85

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mtholder opened this issue May 4, 2016 · 2 comments
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@mtholder mtholder commented May 4, 2016

Currently if a higher taxon is monophyletic, we don't present a variable helpful UI. See:

https://tree.opentreeoflife.org/opentree/argus/ottol@34907/Drosophila-genus-in-Holozoa-

We now have (for each synth version) a file like: http://files.opentreeoflife.org/synthesis/opentree5.0/output/labelled_supertree/broken_taxa.json

Which provides among (other things) the MRCA for all of the tips that descend from a non-monophyletic taxon.

We need to:

  1. design some simple API that takes an OTT ID are returns that MRCA, or an error to indicate that the OTT ID does not correspond to a "broken" taxon.
  2. implement that somewhere. Presumably it just reads that JSON file and looks for the ottID in the non_monophyletic_taxa object.
  3. implement some method to tell that web service when there is a new version of synth (and hence a new file to read).
  4. implement the UI side that calls this service whenever the request to tm-lite for the higher level taxon fails.
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@mtholder mtholder commented May 4, 2016

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@mtholder mtholder commented Sep 22, 2019

fixed at all hands meeting

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