HW5_PreetiBais

HW5_PreetiBais - the parsimony score. This way the...

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Ans 1 : Total no. of evolutionary steps = 10 (shown with the blue lines) So score = 10 Ans 2: There can be more than 1 trees with most parsimony now the ere can be 2 cases 1. One of the Most parsimonious trees is already a bifurcating tree 2. None of the MP trees is a bifurcating tree - The following illustration shows that a multifurcating tree can be converted to a bifurcating tree without any change in
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Unformatted text preview: the parsimony score. This way the bifurcating tree has the same score as a MP multifurcating tree so in other words at least MP tree is always a bifurcating tree. Fig:2.1 - A multifurcating tree. The dark blue lines show the evolutionary steps. Score=4 Fig: 2.2 : Corresponding bifurcating tree. The dark blue lines show the evolutionary steps. Score = 4...
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