Cladistic Information, Leaf Stability and Supertree Construction

  title={Cladistic Information, Leaf Stability and Supertree Construction},
  author={Joseph L. Thorley},
This thesis is about phylogenetic trees mathematical graph structures which represent the pattern of evolution. More speci cally, it is concerned primarily with cladograms, the simplest type of phylogenetic tree, and the information they provide about the branching pattern of evolution. Although theoretical in orientation a real dataset is analysed in some detail and a user-friendly program provided. Many di erent measures have been proposed to measure the information content of phylogenetic… CONTINUE READING