Long‐Branch Abstractions

@article{Siddall1999LongBranchA,
  title={Long‐Branch Abstractions},
  author={Mark E Siddall and Michael Whiting},
  journal={Cladistics},
  year={1999},
  volume={15}
}
Recent attention has been focused on the sensitivities of various tree reconstructing algorithms to sequence rate heterogeneity (long‐branch attraction). Phylogenetic conclusions from two recent empirical studies have been indicted as artifacts attributable to long‐branch attraction. Siddall et al.(1995) concluded that Myxozoa are cnidarians and sister group toPolypodium based on 18S rDNA and morphology. Haneltet al.(1996) argued that this result is due to long‐branch attraction. Whiting et al… 

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