Advanced Workshop for Bioinformatics Specialists
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"Tree" Facts: Scaled versus Unscaled Trees

  • The branches of a phylogenetic tree may be represented two different ways:
    • Scaled branches - branches will be different lengths based on the number of evolutionary changes or distance.
    • Unscaled branches - all branches in the tree are the same length.

Phylogenetic Resources
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Revised 07/15/2002