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Variational Bayesian Supertrees

  title={Variational Bayesian Supertrees},
  author={Michael D. Karcher and Cheng Zhang and IV FrederickAMatsen},
Given overlapping subsets of a set of taxa (e.g. species), and posterior distributions on phylogenetic tree topologies for each of these taxon sets, how can we infer a posterior distribution on phylogenetic tree topologies for the entire taxon set? Although the equivalent problem for in the nonBayesian case has attracted substantial research, the Bayesian case has not attracted the attention it deserves. In this paper we develop a variational Bayes approach to this problem and demonstrate its… 

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