Relative Efficiencies of the Fitch-Margoliash , Maximum-Parsimony , Maximum-Likelihood , Minimum-Evolution , and Neighbor-joining Methods of Phylogenetic Tree Construction in Obtaining the Correct Tree ’

@inproceedings{Saitou1998RelativeEO,
  title={Relative Efficiencies of the Fitch-Margoliash , Maximum-Parsimony , Maximum-Likelihood , Minimum-Evolution , and Neighbor-joining Methods of Phylogenetic Tree Construction in Obtaining the Correct Tree ’},
  author={Naruya Saitou and Tadashi Imanishi},
  year={1998}
}
The relative efficiencies of several tree-making methods for obtaining the correct phylogenetic tree were studied by using computer simulation. The methods examined were the Fitch-Margoliash (FM), maximum-parsimony (MP), maximumlikelihood (ML), minimum-evolution (ME), and neighbor-joining (NJ) methods. We simulated the evolutionary changes of six DNA sequences each with a length of either 300 or 600 nucleotides. Both constant and varying rates of nucleotide substitution were considered. The DNA… CONTINUE READING