Evolutionary relationships are key to modern understanding of biological systems. Phylogenetic search is the means by which these relationships are inferred. Phylogenetic search is NP-Hard. As such it is necessary to employ heuristic methods. This work proposes new methods based on viewing the relationships between species as sets of partitions. These methods produce more parsimonious phylogenies than current methods.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Sundberg, Kenneth A., "Partition Based Phylogenetic Search" (2010). Theses and Dissertations. 2583.
phylogenetics, cartographic projection, partition space, parsimony, tree mixing