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2008.58: Phylogenetic Trees Predicted by an Irreversible Markov Process

2008.58: Erich Bohl, Ryan Hamilton and Peter Lancaster (2008) Phylogenetic Trees Predicted by an Irreversible Markov Process.

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Abstract

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 2000 > 92 Biology and other natural sciences
MIMS number:2008.58
Deposited By:Ms Lucy van Russelt
Deposited On:17 June 2008

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