Stephen Smith's paper in BMC

Stephen Smith's latest paper is a featured article on BMC Evolutionary Biology. In this paper, Smith and his co-authors present a new approach for generating extremely large phylogenies that allows analysis of large datasets and construction of trees based on this analysis. Use of large phylogenies can reveal evolutionary patterns that do not appear in analysis of smaller datasets.

Smith, S.A., Beaulieu, J.M., and Donoghue, M.J. 2009. Mega-phylogeny approach for comparative biology: an alternative to supertree and supermatrix approaches. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9:37, doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-37
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