Phylogenetic Trees Predicted by an Irreversible Markov Process

Bohl, Erich and Hamilton, Ryan and Lancaster, Peter (2008) Phylogenetic Trees Predicted by an Irreversible Markov Process. [MIMS Preprint]

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A new Markovian method for the prediction of phylogenetic trees has been developed earlier by the authors. Here, the method is illustrated and applied using mitochondrial DNA data for vertebrate species (and technicalities of the theory are avoided). Discussions include the sensitivity of the results to DNA alignment techniques and the inclusion of polytomy in tree structures. Several comparisons are made with tree structures in the literature which have been predicted using statistical techniques.

Item Type: MIMS Preprint
Uncontrolled Keywords: Phylogenetic relationships, irreversible Markov process, vertebrates, rooted trees.
Subjects: MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 92 Biology and other natural sciences
Depositing User: Ms Lucy van Russelt
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 18:18

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