Algorithms for Phylogenetic Tree Reconstruction

  title={Algorithms for Phylogenetic Tree Reconstruction},
  author={Laura A. Salter}
Scientists often wish to use the information contained in the DNA sequences of a collection of organisms, or taxa, to infer the evolutionary relationships among those taxa. These evolutionary relationships are generally represented by a labeled binary tree, called a phylogenetic tree. The phylogeny reconstruction problem is computationally di cult because the number of possible solutions increases rapidly with the number of taxa to be included in the tree. For example, for 30 taxa (a moderate… CONTINUE READING


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