For Consensus (With Branch Lengths)
A debate over the use of consensus methods for combining trees, as opposed to combination of data sets, is currently growing in the field of phylogenetics. Resolution of this question is greatly influenced by the consensus method employed (i.e., for unweighted or weighted trees). In the present paper, my main objective is to review some of these methods that allow for the combination of weighted trees. These consensus with branch lengths will be compared to some of the commonly used consensus methods for n-trees. Finally, I will extend the results to supertrees.
Key wordsConsensus Trees Weighted Trees Phylogenies Supertrees
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