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Bootstrapping phylogenetic trees: theory and methods. (English) Zbl 1331.62244
Summary: 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.

MSC:
62G09 Nonparametric statistical resampling methods
62P10 Applications of statistics to biology and medical sciences; meta analysis
92D15 Problems related to evolution
Software:
Seq-Gen; bootstrap
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