Four-cluster analysis: A simple method to test phylogenetic hypotheses

A. Rzhetsky, S. Kumar, M. Nei

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Abstract

A simple statistical test for comparing three alternative phylogenetic hypotheses for four monophyletic groups is presented. This test is based on the minimum-evolution principle, and it does not require any information regarding the branching order within each monophyletic group. It is computationally efficient and can be easily extended to five or more monophyletic groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-167
Number of pages5
JournalMolecular Biology and Evolution
Volume12
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics(clinical)

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Four-cluster analysis : A simple method to test phylogenetic hypotheses. / Rzhetsky, A.; Kumar, S.; Nei, M.

In: Molecular Biology and Evolution, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1995, p. 163-167.

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Rzhetsky, A, Kumar, S & Nei, M 1995, 'Four-cluster analysis: A simple method to test phylogenetic hypotheses', Molecular Biology and Evolution, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 163-167.
Rzhetsky, A. ; Kumar, S. ; Nei, M. / Four-cluster analysis : A simple method to test phylogenetic hypotheses. In: Molecular Biology and Evolution. 1995 ; Vol. 12, No. 1. pp. 163-167.
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