A supertree method for rooted trees (1999)
AuthorsSemple, Charles, Steel, M. A.show all
The amalgamation of leaf-labelled (phylogenetic) trees on overlapping leaf sets into one (super)tree is a central problem in several areas of classification, particularly evolutionary biology. In this paper, we describe a new technique for amalgamating rooted phylogenetic trees. This appears to be the first such method to provably exhibit particular desirable properties which we list and establish.