Methods of phylogeny recons

Warren Lamboy warren_lamboy at QMRELAY.MAIL.CORNELL.EDU
Tue May 24 14:19:59 EST 1994


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  OFFICE MEMO          Methods of phylogeny reconstruction    Date:24/05/1994
To those interested in phylogeny reconstruction:

The communications concerning phylogeny reconstruction that have appeared in
this forum over the past few weeks (and today) have finally induced me to make
a comment.

I think that it is safe to say that there is still a great deal of honest
scientific disagreement about the "best" methods of phylogeny reconstruction. 
Assuming that most workers are familiar with the cladistic side of the issue,
as exemplified by the many papers published in journals such as Cladistics and
Systematic Biology, I would also recommend that those who are interested in a
deeper understanding of the complex issues involved also consult the thoughtful
works by M. Nei and coworkers, R.R. Sokal and associates, and F.J. Rohlf and
collaborators. 

Warren Frank Lamboy

"The truth you believe in and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything
new."  - Pema Chodron






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