Fastax is a command-line tool that makes phylogenetic trees and lineages from the NCBI Taxonomy database. It uses a local copy of the database, which makes it really fast.

By default, all results are pretty-printed. In addition, it can output trees as Newick and lineages as CSV.

It can also be used to get information about some taxa like there alternative scientific names or the genetic code they use.

Sylvain Pulicani
Sylvain Pulicani
PhD in Bioinformatics