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BMC Biol. 2012 Feb 27;10:13. doi: 10.1186/1741-7007-10-13.

Do we still need supertrees?

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  • 1Center for Integrative Bioinformatics Vienna, Max F Perutz Laboratories, University of Vienna and Medical University Vienna, Dr,-Bohr-Gasse 9, 1030 Vienna, Austria. arndt.von.haeseler@univie.ac.at

Abstract

The up-dated species level phylogeny for the carnivores using a supertree approach provides new insights into the evolutionary origin and relationships of carnivores. While the gain in biological knowledge is substantial, the supertree approach is not undisputed. I discuss the principles of supertree methods and the competitor supermatrix approaches. I argue that both methods are important to infer phylogenetic relationships.See research article http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7007/10/12.

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22369571
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PMC3287151
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10.1186/1741-7007-10-13
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