Combining Networks Using Cherry Picking Sequences

  • Remie JanssenEmail author
  • Mark Jones
  • Yukihiro Murakami
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 12099)


Phylogenetic networks are important for the study of evolution. The number of methods to find such networks is increasing, but most such methods can only reconstruct small networks. To find bigger networks, one can attempt to combine small networks. In this paper, we study the Network Hybridization problem, a problem of combining networks into another network with low complexity. We characterize this complexity via a restricted problem, Tree-child Network Hybridization, and we present an FPT algorithm to efficiently solve this restricted problem.


Phylogenetic networks Network hybridization Tree-child networks FPT algorithms 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Delft Institute of Applied MathematicsDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Centrum Wiskunde & InformaticaAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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