It seems most phylogenies inferred from RE data assay the entire
chromosome. For instance, I have seen several studies where restriction
fragments are P32 labeled and then analyzed for various "phenotypes".
However, my research involves a more limited assay...I use an
oligonucleotide probe for a specific gene instead of labeling all the
fragments. Can I still calculate genetic distance (for example, Nei and
Li's method) from this data or would this distance reflect the specific
gene's (i.e. probed gene) distances?
Ashley,daro at aol.com