skbio.tree.TreeNode.root

TreeNode.root()[source]

Returns root of the tree self is in

State: Experimental as of 0.4.0.

Returns

The root of the tree

Return type

TreeNode

Examples

>>> from skbio import TreeNode
>>> tree = TreeNode.read(["((a,b)c,(d,e)f)root;"])
>>> tip_a = tree.find('a')
>>> root = tip_a.root()
>>> root == tree
True