, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp 421-460,
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Date: 07 Sep 2011

Phylogenetic toric varieties on graphs

Abstract

We define phylogenetic projective toric model of a trivalent graph as a generalization of a binary symmetric model of a trivalent phylogenetic tree. Generators of the projective coordinate ring of the models of graphs with one cycle are explicitly described. The phylogenetic models of graphs with the same topological invariants are deformation-equivalent and share the same Hilbert function. We also provide an algorithm to compute the Hilbert function.

This is a shortened version of author’s Ph.D. thesis.