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Weekly reading: Next-generation sequencing platforms

…and now onto something completely different; or maybe not? We have completed the Spring 2014 circle of papers on characters, coding, homology, and philosophical implications. Here is the list again for review:

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Weekly reading: Dynamic homology and the likelihood criterion

Dynamic homology is an intriguing concept, though getting from the general notion of optimizing character correspondence (inapplicables, indels) and phylogeny simultaneously to a fully realized implementation is not trivial. In this week’s reading we examine a paper by Ward Wheeler who has promoted this approach with a strong emphasis on parsimony optimization.

Wheeler, W.C.  2006. Dynamic homology and the likelihood criterion. Cladistics 22: 157-170. Available here.

P.s.: Posted retrospectively for March 28, 2014.