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Evidence of Multiple Maximum Likelihood Points for a Phylogenetic Tree

Zhou, B B; Tarawmeh, M; Wang, P; Chu, D; Wang, C; Zomaya, Albert Y; Brent, Richard

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An interesting and important, but largely ignored question associated with the ML method is whether there exists only a single maximum likelihood point for a given phylogenetic tree. Mike Steel presented a simple analytical result to argue that the ML point is not unique [11]. However, his view so far attracts only little attention. Though many researchers believe that multiple maximum likelihood points may exist for certain phylogenetic trees, most existing phylogenetic construction programs...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/29980
Source: Proceedings of the Sixth IEEE Symposium on BionInformatics and BioEngineering (BIBE'06)
DOI: 10.1109/BIBE.2006.253334

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