• SODA: Multi-locus species delimitation using quartet frequencies

    24 days ago - By Oxford Journals

    AbstractMotivationSpecies delimitation, the process of deciding how to group a set of organisms into units called species, is one of the most challenging problems in evolutionary computational biology. While many methods exist for species delimitation, most based on the coalescent theory, few are scalable to very large datasets, and methods that scale tend to be not accurate. Species delimitation is closely related to species tree inference from discordant gene trees, a problem that has enjoyed rapid advances in recent years.ResultsIn this paper, we build on the accuracy and scalability of...
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