Comparison of (phylogenetic) trees

richard pocklington pockling at newsserver.sfu.ca
Wed May 31 20:40:15 EST 1995


cgrunau at rkna50.riken.go.jp (Christoph Grunau) writes:
>if you get phylogenetic or at least distance-matrix trees of the same
>organisms 
>from two different sources, is there a way to compare these trees resulting
>in a
>statement like: both trees are identical/non-identical considdering a
>confidence
>interval of 90%? I know the Consensus program in Phylip. Is there a value
>or a
>matrix that gives the (relative) distance of the consensus tree to the
>individual 
>trees?

Try :
Shao, K.-T. and R. Sokal (1986). ÒSignificance tests of consensus indices.Ó Systematic Zoology 35: 582-590.

pockling at sfu.ca
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-- 
Richard Pocklington,               :Origin of man now proved.-Metaphysics must  
Behavioural Ecology Research Group :flourish.-He who understands baboon would  
SFU, BC, Canada.  pockling at sfu.ca  :do more toward metaphysics than Locke. 
                                    Charles Darwin, M notebook 1838



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