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Topological variation in single-gene phylogenetic trees

Jose Castresana

Author Affiliations

Department of Physiology and Molecular Biodiversity, Institute of Molecular Biology of Barcelona, CSIC, 08034 Barcelona, Spain

Genome Biology 2007, 8:216  doi:10.1186/gb-2007-8-6-216

Published: 13 June 2007

Abstract

A recent large-scale phylogenomic study has shown the great degree of topological variation that can be found among eukaryotic phylogenetic trees constructed from single genes, highlighting the problems that can be associated with gene sampling in phylogenetic studies.