6. Parsimony and Parsimony Analysis

  1. E. O. Wiley and
  2. Bruce S. Lieberman

Published Online: 25 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118017883.ch6

Phylogenetics: Theory and Practice of Phylogenetic Systematics, Second Edition

Phylogenetics: Theory and Practice of Phylogenetic Systematics, Second Edition

How to Cite

Wiley, E. O. and Lieberman, B. S. (2011) Parsimony and Parsimony Analysis, in Phylogenetics: Theory and Practice of Phylogenetic Systematics, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118017883.ch6

Author Information

  1. Lawrence, Kansas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 20 MAY 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470905968

Online ISBN: 9781118017883

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Keywords:

  • parsimony and parsimony analysis - phylogenetic problems analyzed using principle of parsimony, and phylogenetic relationships;
  • consensus techniques for comparing trees - trees combined, features explored using consensus techniques;
  • statistical comparisons of trees - class of tests, paired-sites tests for testing null hypothesis, two tree topologies statistically identical

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Parsimony

  • Classic Hennigian Argumentation

  • A Posteriori Character Argumentation

  • Algorithmic versus Optimality Approaches

  • Optimality-Driven Parsimony

  • Determining Tree Length

  • Finding Trees

  • Optimizing Characters on Trees

  • Summary Tree Measures

  • Example 2: Olenelloid Trilobites

  • Evaluating Support

  • Using Consensus Techniques to Compare Trees

  • Statistical Comparisons of Trees

  • Weighting Characters in Parsimony

  • Phylogenetics Without Transformation?

  • Chapter Summary