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Weekly reading: Intermittent evolution and robustness of phylogenetic models

Models of evolution used in phylogenetic reconstruction make specific assumptions which (in their entirety, and globally applied) are ultimately wrong. They are also approximately right. What does this even mean? This week’s reading gets us into the notion of robustness of phylogenetic models to violations of their inherent assumptions. An important piece of the “which method should I use?” puzzle. Let’s see if we can identify other pieces too.

Nguyen, M.A.T., T. Gesell & A. von Haeseler. 2012. ImOSM: Intermittent evolution and robustness of phylogenetic methods. Molecular Biology and Evolution 29: 663-673. Available on-line here.

Weekly reading: Lemmon & Lemmon on high-throughput genomic data for phylogenetics

Time to direct our Weekly Discussion series towards Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) – theory and methods. First up is:

Lemmon, E.M. & A.R. Lemmon. 2013. High-throughput genomic data in systematics and phylogenetics. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 44: 99–121. Available on-line here.