G'day fellow netters.
I have what is probably an ignorant question regarding
phylogenetic trees. I have noticed that people publishing trees
often publish trees by two methods: one tree produced by a
distance method and another produced by, say, parsimony. I
presume this is a way of confirming their results by showing that
different methods generate similar or identical trees. Is that
the case? ALso, is that really necessary, or can you rely only on
a parsimonious tree?
Lastly, can somebody point me toward some published guidelines
concerning generating phylogenetic trees? I have been to short
courses and have read textbooks, but I feel pretty ignorant
Montreal Neurological Institute
CX13 at MUSICA.MCGILL.CA