Sampling strategies for improving tree accuracy and phylogenetic analyses: a case study in ciliate protists, with notes on the genus Paramecium.

@article{Yi2014SamplingSF,
  title={Sampling strategies for improving tree accuracy and phylogenetic analyses: a case study in ciliate protists, with notes on the genus Paramecium.},
  author={Zhenzhen Yi and Michaela C Str{\"u}der-Kypke and Xiaozhong Hu and Xiaofeng Lin and Weibo Song},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2014},
  volume={71},
  pages={
          142-8
        }
}
In order to assess how dataset-selection for multi-gene analyses affects the accuracy of inferred phylogenetic trees in ciliates, we chose five genes and the genus Paramecium, one of the most widely used model protist genera, and compared tree topologies of the single- and multi-gene analyses. Our empirical study shows that: (1) Using multiple genes improves phylogenetic accuracy, even when their one-gene topologies are in conflict with each other. (2) The impact of missing data on phylogenetic… CONTINUE READING
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