Selecting models of evolution THEORY

@inproceedings{Posada2003SelectingMO,
  title={Selecting models of evolution THEORY},
  author={David Posada},
  year={2003}
}
Phylogenetic reconstruction is regarded as a problem of statistical inference. Because statistical inferences cannot be drawn in the absence of a probability model, the use of a model of nucleotide or amino-acid substitution – an evolutionary model – becomes necessary when using DNA or amino-acid sequences to estimate phylogenetic relationships among organisms. Evolutionary models are sets of assumptions about the process of nucleotide or amino-acid substitution (see Chapters 4 and 8). They… CONTINUE READING

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