Sequence length bounds for resolving a deep phylogenetic divergence.

  title={Sequence length bounds for resolving a deep phylogenetic divergence.},
  author={Mareike Fischer and Mike Steel},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={256 2},
In evolutionary biology, genetic sequences carry with them a trace of the underlying tree that describes their evolution from a common ancestral sequence. The question of how many sequence sites are required to recover this evolutionary relationship accurately depends on the model of sequence evolution, the substitution rate, divergence times and the method used to infer phylogenetic history. A particularly challenging problem for phylogenetic methods arises when a rapid divergence event… CONTINUE READING

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