A phylogenetic mixture model for gene family loss in parasitic bacteria.


Gene families are frequently gained and lost from prokaryotic genomes. It is widely believed that the rate of loss was accelerated for some but not all gene families in lineages that became parasites or endosymbionts. This leads to a form of heterotachy that may be responsible for the poor performance of phylogeny estimation based on gene content. We… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msp102


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