compatibility criteria vs. parsimony

Joe Felsenstein joe at evolution.genetics.washington.edu
Thu Oct 5 17:38:18 EST 1995


In article <451hke$da4 at hearst.cac.psu.edu>,
Spencer Muse  <muse at kurtz.bio.psu.edu> wrote:
>
>Second, let me suggest an application where compatibility analysis is
>desirable. This is the problem of studying recombination in intra-
>specific samples of DNA. Ignoring the effect of back mutations, all 
>individual sites within a block of DNA that has not undergone a 
>recombination event should be compatible with the same tree.

A bibliographic footnote: this fact was first noted by Sneath, Sackin,
and Ambler in a paper in Systematic Zoology, 1975.  They used the
term "hybridization" rather then recombination, but the logic was the
same.

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