Phylogenomic methods outperform traditional multi-locus approaches in resolving deep evolutionary history: a case study of formicine ants

@inproceedings{Blaimer2015PhylogenomicMO,
  title={Phylogenomic methods outperform traditional multi-locus approaches in resolving deep evolutionary history: a case study of formicine ants},
  author={Bonnie B Blaimer and Se{\'a}n G Brady and Ted R. Schultz and Michael W Lloyd and Brian L Fisher and Philip S Ward},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2015}
}
BackgroundUltraconserved elements (UCEs) have been successfully used in phylogenomics for a variety of taxa, but their power in phylogenetic inference has yet to be extensively compared with that of traditional Sanger sequencing data sets. Moreover, UCE data on invertebrates, including insects, are sparse. We compared the phylogenetic informativeness of 959 UCE loci with a multi-locus data set of ten nuclear markers obtained via Sanger sequencing, testing the ability of these two types of data… CONTINUE READING

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