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Distinguishing Convergence on Phylogenetic Networks

  title={Distinguishing Convergence on Phylogenetic Networks},
  author={Jonathan D. Mitchell},
  journal={arXiv: Populations and Evolution},
In phylogenetics, the evolutionary history of a group of taxa, for example, groups of species, genera or subspecies, can be modelled using a phylogenetic tree. Alternatively, we can model evolutionary history with a phylogenetic network. On phylogenetic networks, edges that have previously evolved independently from a common ancestor may subsequently converge for a period of time. Examples of processes in biology that are better represented by networks than trees are hybridisation… 

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