Estimation of Ancestral States of Continuous Characters : A Computer Simulation Study

@inproceedings{ARTINS1999EstimationOA,
  title={Estimation of Ancestral States of Continuous Characters : A Computer Simulation Study},
  author={E M{\'I}LIA P. M ARTINS},
  year={1999}
}
  • E MÍLIA P. M ARTINS
  • Published 1999
In systematics, we usually estimate ancestral phenotypes of morphological and molecular characters measured as categorical or " state " variables. Ancestral estimation has also been important in the studies of animal behavior, physiology, ecology, and other areas of biology, where the characters are usually measured as continuous rather than categorical variables. In the past, the most common way of estimating the ancestral states of continuous characters was to use a parsimony algorithm have… CONTINUE READING
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