ANNOUNCEMENT : TREECON 3.0 for comfortable phylogeny !

Mark Siddall mes at zoo.toronto.edu
Tue May 24 01:30:21 EST 1994


In article <schwarze-210594022958 at fennel.bio.caltech.edu> schwarze at starbase1.caltech.edu (Erich Schwarz) writes:
>In article <2pl73q$j09 at sun2.ruf.uni-freiburg.de>,
>rensing at sun1.ruf.uni-freiburg.de (Stefan Rensing) wrote:
>> 
>> To everyone who is concerned with construction of phylogenetic trees.
>> 
>> I'm doing this announcement as 'beta-tester' of TREECON.
>> TREECON was developed by Yves Van de Peer, University of Antwerp.
>> 
>> TREECON 3.0 is a program package for the construction of phylogenetic
>> trees....
>> 
>> A disadvantage is that no parsimony or maximum likelihood methods are
>                         ^^ ^^^^^^^^^
>> to be run with TREECON.
>
>
>    Boooo! <throws spoiled fruit>          ;^)
>

I agreee with Erich here.  If it doesn't do parsimony, it must be
distance-based.  If it's distance based, it's phenetic.  If it's
phenetic it's not phylogenetic.
It's hard to believe this still has to be said after all of these years!

mark

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Mark E. Siddall            "In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning.
mes at vims.edu                    Yelling works better."     - C. Ozick
Virginia Inst. Marine Sci.
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