Quartet-based phylogenetic inference: improvements and limits.


We analyze the performance of quartet methods in phylogenetic reconstruction. These methods first compute four-taxon trees (4-trees) and then use a combinatorial algorithm to infer a phylogeny that respects the inferred 4-trees as much as possible. Quartet puzzling (QP) is one of the few methods able to take weighting of the 4-trees, which is inferred by… (More)