Statistical method for estimating the standard errors of branch lengths in a phylogenetic tree reconstructed without assuming equal rates of nucleotide substitution among different lineages.

@article{Tajima1992StatisticalMF,
  title={Statistical method for estimating the standard errors of branch lengths in a phylogenetic tree reconstructed without assuming equal rates of nucleotide substitution among different lineages.},
  author={Fumio Tajima},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={1992},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={168-81}
}
  • Fumio Tajima
  • Published 1992 in Molecular biology and evolution
A statistical method is developed for estimating the standard errors of branch lengths in a phylogenetic tree reconstructed without assuming equal rates of nucleotide substitution among different lineages. This method can be easily used for testing whether the length of an interior branch in a reconstructed tree is positive, i.e., whether the topology of the tree is correct. Computer simulations indicate that this method is appropriate for a statistical test. As an example, this method is… CONTINUE READING