The Role of the Phylogenetic Diversity Measure, PD, in Bio-informatics: Getting the Definition Right

@inproceedings{Faith2006TheRO,
  title={The Role of the Phylogenetic Diversity Measure, PD, in Bio-informatics: Getting the Definition Right},
  author={Daniel P. Faith},
  booktitle={Evolutionary bioinformatics online},
  year={2006}
}
A recent paper in this journal (Faith and Baker, 2006) described bio-informatics challenges in the application of the PD (phylogenetic diversity) measure of Faith (1992a), and highlighted the use of the root of the phylogenetic tree, as implied by the original definition of PD. A response paper (Crozier et al. 2006) stated that 1) the (Faith, 1992a) PD definition did not include the use of the root of the tree, and 2) Moritz and Faith (1998) changed the PD definition to include the root. Both… CONTINUE READING

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