Inferring the root of a phylogenetic tree.

@article{Huelsenbeck2002InferringTR,
  title={Inferring the root of a phylogenetic tree.},
  author={John P. Huelsenbeck and Jonathan P. Bollback and Amy M Levine},
  journal={Systematic biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={32-43}
}
Phylogenetic trees can be rooted by a number of criteria. Here, we introduce a Bayesian method for inferring the root of a phylogenetic tree by using one of several criteria: the outgroup, molecular clock, and nonreversible model of DNA substitution. We perform simulation analyses to examine the relative ability of these three criteria to correctly identify… CONTINUE READING