Reconstructing the Evolutionary History of Polyploids from Multilabeled Trees

Huber, K. T., Oxelman, B., Lott, M. and Moulton, V. ORCID: (2006) Reconstructing the Evolutionary History of Polyploids from Multilabeled Trees. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 23 (9). pp. 1784-1791. ISSN 0737-4038

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In recent studies, phylogenetic networks have been derived from so-called multilabeled trees in order to understand the origins of certain polyploids. Although the trees used in these studies were constructed using sophisticated techniques in phylogenetic analysis, the presented networks were inferred using ad hoc arguments that cannot be easily extended to larger, more complicated examples. In this paper, we present a general method for constructing such networks, which takes as input a multilabeled phylogenetic tree and outputs a phylogenetic network with certain desirable properties. To illustrate the applicability of our method, we discuss its use in reconstructing the evolutionary history of plant allopolyploids. We conclude with a discussion concerning possible future directions. The network construction method has been implemented and is freely available for use from

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
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Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2011 08:22
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 01:52
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msl045

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