Reconstructing Phylogenetic Networks with One Recombination

  • Ernst Althaus
  • Rouven Naujoks
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5038)


In this paper we propose a new method for reconstructing phylogenetic networks under the assumption that recombination events have occurred rarely. For a fixed number of recombinations, we give a generalization of the maximum parsimony criterion. Furthermore, we describe an exact algorithm for one recombination event and show that in this case our method is not only able to identify the recombined sequence but also to reliably reconstruct the complete evolutionary history.


Recombination Event Maximum Parsimony Steiner Point Phylogenetic Network Parsimony Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernst Althaus
    • 1
  • Rouven Naujoks
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für InformatikSaarbrückenGermany

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