Simultaneous identification of duplications and lateral transfers

  title={Simultaneous identification of duplications and lateral transfers},
  author={Michael T. Hallett and Jens Lagergren and Ali Tofigh},
This paper introduces a combinatorial model that incorporates duplication events as well as lateral gene transfer events (a.k.a. horizontal gene transfer events). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first such model containing both of these events. A so-called dt-scenario is used to explain differences between a gene tree T and species trees S. The model is biologically as well as mathematically sound. Among other biological considerations, the model respects the partial order of… CONTINUE READING