Performance of maximum parsimony and likelihood phylogenetics when evolution is heterogeneous

@article{Kolaczkowski2004PerformanceOM,
  title={Performance of maximum parsimony and likelihood phylogenetics when evolution is heterogeneous},
  author={B. Kolaczkowski and J. W. Thornton},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={431},
  pages={980-984}
}
All inferences in comparative biology depend on accurate estimates of evolutionary relationships. Recent phylogenetic analyses have turned away from maximum parsimony towards the probabilistic techniques of maximum likelihood and bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo (BMCMC). These probabilistic techniques represent a parametric approach to statistical phylogenetics, because their criterion for evaluating a topology—the probability of the data, given the tree—is calculated with reference to an… Expand
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