Tree thinking, time and topology: comments on the interpretation of tree diagrams in evolutionary/phylogenetic systematics

@article{Podani2013TreeTT,
  title={Tree thinking, time and topology: comments on the interpretation of tree diagrams in evolutionary/phylogenetic systematics},
  author={J{\'a}nos Podani},
  journal={Cladistics},
  year={2013},
  volume={29}
}
  • J. Podani
  • Published 1 June 2013
  • Environmental Science
  • Cladistics
This paper presents a graph theoretical overview of tree diagrams applied extensively in systematic biology. Simple evolutionary models involving three speciation processes (splitting, budding and anagenesis) are used for evaluating the ability of different rooted trees to demonstrate temporal and ancestor–descendant relationships within or among species. On this basis, they are classified into four types: (i) diachronous trees depict evolutionary history faithfully because the order of nodes… 
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