Gene Trees and Species Trees
Published Online: 15 JUL 2006
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How to Cite
Li, W.-H. 2006. Gene Trees and Species Trees. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2006
A species tree is a phylogenetic tree that represents the evolutionary pathways of a group of species. A gene tree is a phylogenetic tree constructed from a single gene from each of the species under study.
- ancestral polymorphism;
- sequence splitting;
- population splitting