Biostar Test Site

This is site is used for testing only. Visit: https://www.biostars.org to ask a question.

Is there a measure for degree of reticulation in a phylogenetic network?
0
0
Entering edit mode
2.4 years ago
Namenlos • 0

When working with phylogenetic networks, how does one talk about reticulate (i.e., web-like) the branches are? Is there a standard measure of this? If so, can someone recommend an R package that can calculate it?

phylogenetics phylogenetic network evolution • 521 views
ADD COMMENT
0
Entering edit mode

Can you clarify what you mean by "how web-like" a tree is?

ADD REPLY
0
Entering edit mode

A tree can't be web-like since any two nodes are connected by only one path. Maybe just counting the number of internal nodes is what you're after. What is the question you're trying to address with this ?

ADD REPLY
0
Entering edit mode

Not phylogenetic trees, phylogenetic networks. By "web-like" I mean the horizontal lines between branches.

ADD REPLY
0
Entering edit mode

Sorry, I was thrown off by the previous comment. I am not familiar with phylogenetic networks. I would think that various concepts from graph theory could be useful but which to choose would depend on what you're trying to achieve.

ADD REPLY

Login before adding your answer.

Traffic: 168 users visited in the last hour
Help About
FAQ
Access RSS
API
Stats

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

Powered by the version 2.3.6