Weighted Statistical Binning: Enabling Statistically Consistent Genome-Scale Phylogenetic Analyses

@inproceedings{Bayzid2015WeightedSB,
  title={Weighted Statistical Binning: Enabling Statistically Consistent Genome-Scale Phylogenetic Analyses},
  author={Md. Shamsuzzoha Bayzid and Siavash Mirarab and Bastien Boussau and Tandy Warnow and Nico Cellinese},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
Because biological processes can result in different loci having different evolutionary histories, species tree estimation requires multiple loci from across multiple genomes. While many processes can result in discord between gene trees and species trees, incomplete lineage sorting (ILS), modeled by the multi-species coalescent, is considered to be a dominant cause for gene tree heterogeneity. Coalescent-based methods have been developed to estimate species trees, many of which operate by… CONTINUE READING
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