Locating a Tree in a Phylogenetic Network in Quadratic Time

  • Philippe Gambette
  • Andreas D. M. Gunawan
  • Anthony Labarre
  • Stéphane Vialette
  • Louxin ZhangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9029)


A fundamental problem in the study of phylogenetic networks is to determine whether or not a given phylogenetic network contains a given phylogenetic tree. We develop a quadratic-time algorithm for this problem for binary nearly-stable phylogenetic networks. We also show that the number of reticulations in a reticulation visible or nearly stable phylogenetic network is bounded from above by a function linear in the number of taxa.


Longe Path Internal Vertex Phylogenetic Network Stable Network Quadratic Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Gambette
    • 1
  • Andreas D. M. Gunawan
    • 2
  • Anthony Labarre
    • 1
  • Stéphane Vialette
    • 1
  • Louxin Zhang
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Université Paris-Est, LIGM (UMR 8049), UPEM, CNRS, ESIEE, ENPCMarne-la-valléeFrance
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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