F . Edwards and the Origin of Bayesian Phylogenetics

In the early 1960s, Anthony Edwards and Luca Cavalli-Sforza made an effort to apply R. A. Fisher’s maximum-likelihood method to estimate genealogical trees of human populations using gene-frequency data. They used the Yule branching process to describe the probabilities of the trees and branching times and the Brownian-motion process to model the drift of… (More)