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rooting distance based tree

Peter A.Cejchan cej at gli.cas.cz
Thu Jun 12 05:02:37 EST 2003

hi, folks!

suppose we have a distance based phylogenetic tree, plus a
hypothetical ancestor (derived independently). sequences are believed
to diverge *before* the ingroup did.
I believe one *cannot* simply root the tree between the two ingroup
members who are closest to the hypothetical common ancestor. Please,
correct me if Im wrong!!!

your comments are most welcome!
thanks, peter.

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