Do model‐based phylogenetic analyses perform better than parsimony? A test with empirical data

@article{Rindal2011DoMP,
  title={Do model‐based phylogenetic analyses perform better than parsimony? A test with empirical data},
  author={Eirik Rindal and Andrew V. Z. Brower},
  journal={Cladistics},
  year={2011},
  volume={27}
}
The use of model‐based methods to infer a phylogenetic tree from a given data set is frequently motivated by the truism that under certain circumstances the parsimony approach (MP) may produce incorrect topologies, while explicit model‐based approaches are believed to avoid this problem. In the realm of empirical data from actual taxa, it is not known (or knowable) how commonly MP, maximum‐likelihood or Bayesian inference are inaccurate. To test the perceived need for “sophisticated” model… 

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