More characters or more taxa for a robust phylogeny--case study from the coffee family (Rubiaceae).

@article{Bremer1999MoreCO,
  title={More characters or more taxa for a robust phylogeny--case study from the coffee family (Rubiaceae).},
  author={Birgitta Bremer and Robert K. Jansen and Bengt Oxelman and Magnus Backlund and Henrik Lantz and K. J. Kim},
  journal={Systematic biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={413-35}
}
Using different data sets mainly from the plant family Rubiaceae, but in parts also from the Apocynaceae, Asteraceae, Lardizabalaceae, Saxifragaceae, and Solanaceae, we have investigated the effect of number of characters, number of taxa, and kind of data on bootstrap values within phylogenetic trees. The percentage of supported nodes within a tree is positively correlated with the number of characters, and negatively correlated with the number of taxa. The morphological analyses are based on… CONTINUE READING

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