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Maximum parsimony and the phylogenetic information in multistate characters

Mike Steel and David Penny

in Parsimony, Phylogeny, and Genomics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297306
eISBN:
9780191713729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297306.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter investigates some of the statistical issues that surround the maximum parsimony method, for example, the question of statistical consistency. Other questions of interest include when ... More


Convergence in parametric phylogenies: Homoplasy or principled explanation?

Giuseppe Longobardi

in Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659203
eISBN:
9780191745188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659203.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Longobardi and Guardiano (2009) argued that parametric grammar codes for history, showing that a comparison of the parameter values of modern varieties suffice to reconstruct successfully most ... More


Classification, Phylogeny, and Anatomical Evolution of Palms

P. Barry Tomlinson, James W. Horn, and Jack B. Fisher

in The Anatomy of Palms: Arecaceae - Palmae

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199558926
eISBN:
9780191810077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558926.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This book attempts to reconstruct the evolutionary history of anatomical characters to which previous studies attributed systematic significance, as well as to highlight the systematic significance ... More


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