Phylogenetic support values are not necessarily informative: the case of the Serialia hypothesis (a mollusk phylogeny)

  title={Phylogenetic support values are not necessarily informative: the case of the Serialia hypothesis (a mollusk phylogeny)},
  author={Johann Wolfgang W{\"a}gele and Harald O Letsch and Annette Klussmann-Kolb and Christoph Mayer and Bernhard Misof and Heike W{\"a}gele},
  journal={Frontiers in Zoology},
  pages={12 - 12}
Molecular phylogenies are being published increasingly and many biologists rely on the most recent topologies. However, different phylogenetic trees often contain conflicting results and contradict significant background data. Not knowing how reliable traditional knowledge is, a crucial question concerns the quality of newly produced molecular data. The information content of DNA alignments is rarely discussed, as quality statements are mostly restricted to the statistical support of clades… CONTINUE READING
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