Inferring the root of a phylogenetic tree.

  title={Inferring the root of a phylogenetic tree.},
  author={John P. Huelsenbeck and Jonathan P. Bollback and Amy M Levine},
  journal={Systematic biology},
  volume={51 1},
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