Chris Conroy wrote:
> Is it "fair" or statistically valid to sequentially remove
> outliers until the tree behaves in a clock-like manner? I have seen
> this latter technique used, but was curious about what the general
> opinion is.
Do you have a reference for where this was done? I believe it is valid to
remove taxa that disrupt the tree under certain circumstances, but it
certainly doesn't 'feel' like the right thing to do.