On the maximum likelihood method in molecular phylogenetics
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The efficiency of obtaining the correct tree by the maximum likelihood method (Felsenstein 1981) for inferring trees from DNA sequence data was compared with trees obtained by distance methods. It was shown that the maximum likelihood method is superior to distance methods in the efficiency particularly when the evolutionary rate differs among lineages.
Key wordsEfficiency Maximum likelihood method Methods for inferring trees DNA sequence data
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