Citation and reuse
Please cite this release as:
Lanfear, Rob (2020). A global phylogeny of SARS-CoV-2 from GISAID data, including sequences deposited up to 28-August-2020. Zenodo DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3958883
Please note - you cannot publish papers that use this tree without following the GISAID data sharing and attribution rules. These rules are important - they protect the data uploaders, and create trust in a global system of data sharing with potentially vast public health benefits. By building and maintaining trust we ensure that people keep sharing their data, and that the public health benefits keep flowing. I do not want the existence of this tree to be some kind of attribution laundering service (e.g. where people feel free to use the tree without following the GISAID data sharing rules), so please don't use it in that way. For example, if you are going to interpret other people's data from GISAID and publish the results, including by using this tree, you should get in touch with the people that submitted the data. The code in this repo is covered by the GNU license, and you can use that however you like.
The trees in this release were generated with the following command line:
bash global_tree_gisaid_start_tree.sh -i gisaid_hcov-19_2020_08_31_23.fasta -o global.fa -s ft_SH_26-08-20.tree -t 250
The raw sequence file contains all available SARS-CoV-2 genomes in GISAID available on the 28th of August 2020, determined by the 'submission date' filter on GISAID.
The ZIP file contains the code necessary to reproduce the trees themselves, and the README in the zip file also describes the methods used in detail. I also include the tree itself here so that it can be easily downloaded without downloading the entire repo. The file ' ft_SH_26-8-20.tree' is the 'ft_SH.tree' file from the 26-8-20 release.
The lnL of the final tree is: -564605.798
sequences downloaded from GISAID 61880 // alignment stats of global alignment Alignment number: 1 Format: aligned FASTA Number of sequences: 59889 Alignment length: 29903 Total # residues: 1786554388 Smallest: 29018 Largest: 29903 Average length: 29831.1 Average identity: 100% // alignment stats of global alignment after masking sites Alignment number: 1 Format: aligned FASTA Number of sequences: 59889 Alignment length: 29903 Total # residues: 1776728654 Smallest: 28922 Largest: 29675 Average length: 29667.0 Average identity: 100% // alignment stats after filtering out short/ambiguous sequences Alignment number: 1 Format: aligned FASTA Number of sequences: 59612 Alignment length: 29903 Total # residues: 1768521884 Smallest: 28922 Largest: 29675 Average length: 29667.2 Average identity: 100% // alignment stats of global alignment after trimming sites that are >50% gaps Alignment number: 1 Format: aligned FASTA Number of sequences: 59612 Alignment length: 29661 Total # residues: 1764399545 Smallest: 28437 Largest: 29661 Average length: 29598.1 Average identity: 100% // After filtering sequences with TreeShrink Type: Phylogram #nodes: 105877 #leaves: 59600 #dichotomies: 44150 #leaf labels: 59600 #inner labels: 41689 Number of new sequences added this iteration 1097 alignment_names_new.txt
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Notable aspects of the trees