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Enhanced Character Based Algorithm for Small Parsimony

By Parvinder Singh S, Sumeet Kaur Sehra and Karmjit Kaur

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Abstract—Phylogenetic tree is a graphical representation of the evolutionary relationship among three or more genes or organisms. These trees show relatedness of data sets, species or genes divergence time and nature of their common ancestors. Quality of a phylogenetic tree requires parsimony criterion. Various approaches have been proposed for constructing most parsimonious trees. This paper is concerned about calculating and optimizing the changes of state that are needed called Small Parsimony Algorithms. This paper has proposed enhanced small parsimony algorithm to give better score based on number of evolutionary changes needed to produce the observed sequence changes tree and also give the ancestor of the given input

Topics: Small Parsimony, Enhanced Fitch Algorithm, Enhanced Sakoff Algorithm. P
Year: 2011
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