A Survey of Metrics Measuring Difference for Rooted Phylogenetic Trees

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Author(s): Juan Wang, Xinyue Qi, Bo Cui, Maozu Guo*

Journal Name: Current Bioinformatics

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Abstract:

It will compare the topologies of rooted phylogenetic trees when researching the evolution for a given set of species. Up to now, there have several metrics measuring topological dissimilarity between rooted phylogenetic trees, and those metrics are defined by different ways. This paper will analyze those metrics from their definitions and the distance values computed by those metrics by terms of experiments. Moreover, it will present a tool called as CDRPT (Computing Distance for Rooted Phylogenetic Trees). CDRPT is a web server which can measure the topological dissimilarity between rooted phylogenetic trees by on-line way. CDRPT can also be off-line used by means of installing application packages for Windows system.

Keywords: phylogenetic tree, metric, CDRPT, distance, topologies , metrics, computed , CDRPT

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DOI: 10.2174/1574893614666191017130217
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