New Perspectives on Gene Family Evolution: Losses in Reconciliation and a Link with Supertrees

@inproceedings{Chauve2009NewPO,
  title={New Perspectives on Gene Family Evolution: Losses in Reconciliation and a Link with Supertrees},
  author={C{\'e}dric Chauve and Nadia El-Mabrouk},
  booktitle={RECOMB},
  year={2009}
}
Reconciliation between a set of gene trees and a species tree is the most commonly used approach to infer the duplication and loss events in the evolution of gene families, given a species tree. When a species tree is not known, a natural algorithmic problem is to infer a species tree such that the corresponding reconciliation minimizes the number of duplications and/or losses. In this paper, we clarify several theoretical questions and study various algorithmic issues related to these two… CONTINUE READING