Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
We are sorry, but NCBI web applications do not support your browser and may not function properly. More information
Trends Ecol Evol. 2009 Jan;24(1):1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2008.08.006. Epub 2008 Nov 18.

Supertrees join the mainstream of phylogenetics.

Author information

  • 1School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK. j.a.cotton@qmul.ac.uk

Abstract

Supertree methods are fairly widely used to build comprehensive phylogenies for particular groups, but concerns remain over the adequacy of existing approaches. Steel and Rodrigo recently introduced a statistical model of incongruence between trees, allowing maximum-likelihood supertree inference. This approach to supertree construction will enable hypothesis-testing and model-choice methods that are now routine in sequence phylogenetics to be applied in this setting, and might form an important part of future phylogenetic inference from genomic data.

PMID:
19022523
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk