• A Faster Algorithm for Computing the Kernel of Maximum Agreement Subtrees

    4 days ago - By IEEE/ACM

    The maximum agreement subtree method determines the consensus of a collection of phylogenetic trees by identifying maximum cardinality subsets of leaves for which all input trees agree. The trees induced by these maximum cardinality subsets are maximum agreement subtrees. A single MAST may be misleading, since there can exist two MASTs which share almost no leaves; nevertheless, it may be impossible to inspect all MASTs, since the number of MASTs can be exponential in the number of leaves. To overcome this drawback, Swenson et al. suggested to further summarize the information common to...
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