Detecting possibly saturated positions in 18S and 28S sequences and their influence on phylogenetic reconstruction of Annelida (Lophotrochozoa).

@article{Struck2008DetectingPS,
  title={Detecting possibly saturated positions in 18S and 28S sequences and their influence on phylogenetic reconstruction of Annelida (Lophotrochozoa).},
  author={Torsten Hugo Struck and Maximilian P. Nesnidal and G{\"u}nter Purschke and Kenneth M. Halanych},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2008},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={628-45}
}
Phylogenetic reconstructions may be hampered by multiple substitutions in nucleotide positions obliterating signal, a phenomenon called saturation. Traditionally, plotting ti/tv ratios against genetic distances has been used to reveal saturation by assessing when ti/tv stabilizes at 1. However, interpretation of results and assessment of comparability between different data sets or partitions are rather subjective. Herein, we present the new C factor, which quantifies convergence of ti/tv… CONTINUE READING
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