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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Klaus Schliep analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Alastair Alastair Potts conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

David A Morrison wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Guido W Grimm conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The new methods are available in the phangorn library in R.

Thus it is available from https://cran.r-project.org/ and phangorn is also managed on github (https://github.com/KlausVigo/phangorn).

Funding

This work was supported in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation (DEB 1350474 to KS); the Austrian Science Fund FWF (M1751-B16 to GWG); and the National Research Foundation (RCA13091944022 to AJP). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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