[Taxacom] incorrect topology

John Grehan jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Tue Nov 4 07:52:26 CST 2008


In a paper by Glazko and Nei (2003: Molecular biology and evolution 20:
424-34) the authors state (p. 425) that a NJ tree was constructed for
each gene that "eliminated all the genes that produced the incorrect
topology except for humans, chimpanzees, and gorillas" Since the only
other taxa were orangutans, an artiodactyl, a mouse, and a rat, one
might wonder if they found topologies that supported a human-orangutan
relationship but because this was 'wrong' it was eliminated. I'll see if
I can get an answer out of the authors, but the problematic aspect of
this statement is that the 'wrong' topologies were never identified. 

 

John Grehan

 

Dr. John R. Grehan

Director of Science

Buffalo Museum of Science1020 Humboldt Parkway

Buffalo, NY 14211-1193

email: jgrehan at sciencebuff.org

Phone: (716) 896-5200 ext 372

 

Panbiogeography

http://www.sciencebuff.org/biogeography_and_evolutionary_biology.php

Ghost moth research

http://www.sciencebuff.org/systematics_and_evolution_of_hepialdiae.php

Human evolution and the great apes

http://www.sciencebuff.org/human_origin_and_the_great_apes.php

 

 




More information about the Taxacom mailing list