Sciweavers

Share
BMCBI
2007

msBayes: Pipeline for testing comparative phylogeographic histories using hierarchical approximate Bayesian computation

8 years 7 months ago
msBayes: Pipeline for testing comparative phylogeographic histories using hierarchical approximate Bayesian computation
Background: Although testing for simultaneous divergence (vicariance) across different population-pairs that span the same barrier to gene flow is of central importance to evolutionary biology, researchers often equate the gene tree and population/species tree thereby ignoring stochastic coalescent variance in their conclusions of temporal incongruence. In contrast to other available phylogeographic software packages, msBayes is the only one that analyses data from multiple species/population pairs under a hierarchical model. Results: msBayes employs approximate Bayesian computation (ABC) under a hierarchical coalescent model to test for simultaneous divergence (TSD) in multiple co-distributed populationpairs. Simultaneous isolation is tested by estimating three hyper-parameters that characterize the degree of variability in divergence times across co-distributed population pairs while allowing for variation in various within population-pair demographic parameters (sub-parameters) tha...
Michael J. Hickerson, Eli Stahl, Naoki Takebayashi
Added 08 Dec 2010
Updated 08 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2007
Where BMCBI
Authors Michael J. Hickerson, Eli Stahl, Naoki Takebayashi
Comments (0)
books