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Bootstrapping Phylogenetic Trees: Theory and Methods

Susan Holmes

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This is a survey of the use of the bootstrap in the area of systematic and evolutionary biology. I present the current usage by biologists of the bootstrap as a tool both for making inferences and for evaluating robustness, and propose a framework for thinking about these problems in terms of mathematical statistics.

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Statist. Sci. Volume 18, Issue 2 (2003), 241-255.

First available in Project Euclid: 19 September 2003

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Bootstrap phylogenetic trees confidence regions nonpositive curvature


Holmes, Susan. Bootstrapping Phylogenetic Trees: Theory and Methods. Statist. Sci. 18 (2003), no. 2, 241--255. doi:10.1214/ss/1063994979.

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