Trees of trees: an approach to comparing multiple alternative phylogenies.

  title={Trees of trees: an approach to comparing multiple alternative phylogenies.},
  author={T. M. W. Nye},
  journal={Systematic biology},
  volume={57 5},
Phylogenetic analysis very commonly produces several alternative trees for a given fixed set of taxa. For example, different sets of orthologous genes may be analyzed, or the analysis may sample from a distribution of probable trees. This article describes an approach to comparing and visualizing multiple alternative phylogenies via the idea of a "tree of trees" or "meta-tree." A meta-tree clusters phylogenies with similar topologies together in the same way that a phylogeny clusters species… CONTINUE READING
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