Hybrid phylogenies: A graph-based approach to represent reticulate evolution
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameDoctor of Philosophy
Although phylogenetic trees provide a useful representation of evolutionary relationships in biology, evolution cannot always be adequately described by the classical tree model. With the increasing recognition of the role of reticulation events (such as hybridization or lateral gene transfer) in evolution, has come the need for developing mathematical models and new tools capable of better representing these phenomena.