origin of UPGMA in phylogeny

Byron Adams bjadams at crcvms.unl.edu
Thu Oct 2 10:04:00 EST 1997

	I have a couple of questions concerning the UPGMA method
(unweighted pair-group method using arithmetic averages) as applied to
phylogeny reconstruction:

	Who is credited as being the author of UPGMA?

	Who was the first person to advocate the use of UPGMA as a means of
phylogenetic reconstruction or use it to solve a historical/phylogenetic
problem?  [And why aren't any of these papers cited by systematic
biologists who use the technique?]

just curious


Byron J. Adams
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