Two Results on Distances for Phylogenetic Networks

  • Gabriel Cardona
  • Mercè Llabrés
  • Francesc Rosselló
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 74)

Abstract

We establish two new results on distances for phylogenetic networks. First, that Nakhleh’s metric for reduced networks [15] is a metric on the class of semibinary tree-sibling networks, being thus the only non-trivial metric computable in polynomial-time available so far on this class. And second, that a simple generalization of the nodal distance from binary phylogenetic trees to binary phylogenetic networks has the same separation power as the one given in [8].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriel Cardona
    • 1
  • Mercè Llabrés
    • 1
  • Francesc Rosselló
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Math & Computer ScienceUniversity of Balearic IslandsPalma de McaSpain

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