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Selecting optimal partitioning schemes for phylogenomic datasets

Lanfear, Robert; Calcott, Brett; Kainer, David; Mayer, Christoph; Stamatakis, Alexandros

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BACKGROUND Partitioning involves estimating independent models of molecular evolution for different subsets of sites in a sequence alignment, and has been shown to improve phylogenetic inference. Current methods for estimating best-fit partitioning schemes, however, are only computationally feasible with datasets of fewer than 100 loci. This is a problem because datasets with thousands of loci are increasingly common in phylogenetics. METHODS We develop two novel methods for estimating best-fit...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-04-17
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95186
Source: BMC Evolutionary Biology
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-14-82

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