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An alternative marginal likelihood estimator for phylogenetic models

@article{Arima2010AnAM,
  title={An alternative marginal likelihood estimator for phylogenetic models},
  author={Serena Arima and Luca Tardella},
  journal={arXiv: Computation},
  year={2010}
}
Bayesian phylogenetic methods are generating noticeable enthusiasm in the field of molecular systematics. Many phylogenetic models are often at stake and different approaches are used to compare them within a Bayesian framework. The Bayes factor, defined as the ratio of the marginal likelihoods of two competing models, plays a key role in Bayesian model selection. We focus on an alternative estimator of the marginal likelihood whose computation is still a challenging problem. Several… 

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