A penalty of using anonymous dominant markers (AFLPs, ISSRs, and RAPDs) for phylogenetic inference.

AFLPs (and to a lesser extent ISSRs and RAPDs) are increasingly being used for phylogenetic inference among closely related species. Presence/absence characters for each AFLP allele treat all absences as homologous to one another. With three or more alleles, terminals are grouped by their shared absence of alleles in character-based phylogenetic-inference… CONTINUE READING