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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.

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