Weekly reading: RADICAL – Random Addition Concatenation Analysis
An interesting paper and powerful tool that cuts empirically through the longstanding and somewhat dispiriting total evidence ‘versus’ partitions discussion thread in our field.
Narechania, A., R.H. Baker, R. Sit, S.O. Kolokotronis, R. DeSalle & P.J. Planet. 2012. Random Addition Concatenation Analysis: A novel approach to the exploration of phylogenomic signal reveals strong agreement between core and shell genomic partitions in the Cyanobacteria. Genome Biology and Evolution 4(1): 30-43. Available on-line here.