The amount of information needed for phylogeny reconstruction

Lazlo Szekely
Department of Mathematics, University of South Carolina

(May 10, 2010 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)

The amount of information needed for phylogeny reconstruction

Abstract

I will review the phylogeny reconstruction problem, mostly for mutation data, discuss what is expected from phylogeny reconstruction methods and how do they live up to the expectation. I will discuss the amount of information needed for every reconstruction method, and also the amount of information needed for particular methods.