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A Family of Average Consensus Methods for Weighted Trees

  • Claudine Levasseur
  • François-Joseph Lapointe
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)

Abstract

Consensus techniques represent useful tools in phylogenetic analysis, particularly for combining trees derived from different data sets. In the present paper, a family of average consensus methods for weighted trees is presented; the mean and median procedures are compared and applied to combine phylogenetic trees while taking into account their branch lengths. We also provide some recommendations about the use of these consensus techniques in relation to the more classical methods based on topological relationships alone.

Keywords

Branch Length Consensus Tree Consensus Function Weighted Tree Input Tree 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudine Levasseur
    • 1
  • François-Joseph Lapointe
    • 1
  1. 1.Département de sciences biologiquesUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

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