Frequent inconsistency of parsimony under a simple model of cladogenesis.

@article{Huelsenbeck2003FrequentIO,
  title={Frequent inconsistency of parsimony under a simple model of cladogenesis.},
  author={John P. Huelsenbeck and Katherine M Lander},
  journal={Systematic biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={
          641-8
        }
}
Although the conditions under which the parsimony method becomes inconsistent have been studied for almost two decades, the probability that the parsimony method would encounter conditions causing inconsistency under simple models of cladogenesis is unknown. Here, we examine the statistical behavior of the parsimony method under a birth-death model of cladogenesis, when the molecular clock holds. The parsimony method can become inconsistent a high proportion of the time even under this simple… CONTINUE READING

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