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Applying the Thorne-Kishino-Felsenstein model sequence evolution on a star-shaped tree
(University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics., 2001)
Stochastic models that allow site substitutions, insertions and deletions provide a useful framework for a statistical approach to DNA sequence evolution. Such a model, and recursions to calculate the probability of evolving ...
Tree reconstruction via a closure operation on partial splits
(Springer-VerlagUniversity of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics., 2001)
A fundamental problem in biological classi cation is the reconstruction of phylogenetic trees for a set X of species from a collection of either subtrees or qualitative characters. This task is equivalent to tree reconstruction ...
The "shape" of phylogenies under simple random speciation models
(SpringerUniversity of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics., 2001)
We describe some discrete structural properties of evolutionary trees generated under simple null models of speciation, such as the Yule model. These models have been used as priors in Bayesian approaches to phylogenetic ...