# On the Ancestral Compatibility of Two Phylogenetic Trees with Nested Taxa

@article{Llabrs2006OnTA, title={On the Ancestral Compatibility of Two Phylogenetic Trees with Nested Taxa}, author={Merc{\`e} Llabr{\'e}s and Jairo Rocha and Francesc Rossell{\'o} and Gabriel Valiente}, journal={Journal of Mathematical Biology}, year={2006}, volume={53}, pages={340-364} }

Compatibility of phylogenetic trees is the most important concept underlying widely-used methods for assessing the agreement of different phylogenetic trees with overlapping taxa and combining them into common supertrees to reveal the tree of life. The notion of ancestral compatibility of phylogenetic trees with nested taxa was recently introduced. In this paper we analyze in detail the meaning of this compatibility from the points of view of the local structure of the trees, of the existence…

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