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We present a new supertree method that enables rapid estimation of a summary tree on the scale of millions of leaves. This supertree method summarizes a collection of input phylogenies and an input taxonomy. We introduce formal goals and criteria for such a supertree...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2538v1
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Binary matrix with a priori defined plesiomorphic character‐state may be re-­written as a simple set of branching diagrams (as a “Hennigian forest”). The last might be analyzed by the average consensus method. This procedure eventually avoids the taxon-­‐character...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2487v4
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Identification and quantification of microorganisms is an important step in studying the alpha and beta diversities within and between microbial communities respectively. Both, identification and quantification of a given microbial community can be carried out...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Microbiology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2378v1
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Anchors are important attachment appendages that prevent the physical dislodging of a monogenean parasite from fish host gills. Common descent and evolutionary processes have left their mark on anchor morphometry, in the form of patterns of shape and size variation...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1283v1
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Background: Taxonomic classification of marker-gene (i.e., amplicon) sequences represents an important step for molecular identification of microorganisms.Results: We present three advances in our ability to assign and interpret taxonomic classifications of short...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Ecology","Microbiology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.934v2
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Phylogenetic comparative methods (PCMs), especially ones based on linear models, have played a central role in understanding species’ trait evolution. These methods, however, usually assume that phylogenetic trees are known without error or uncertainty, but this...

["Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Taxonomy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1216v1
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Background: Research is published in indexed, online scholarly journals so that published knowledge can be easily found and built upon by others. Most scholars rely on relatively few online indexing service providers to search for relevant scholarly content. It...

["Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.773v1
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The structure pattern of the tree of life clues on the key ecological issues; hence knowing the fractal dimension is the fundamental question in understanding the tree of life. Yet the fractal dimension of the tree of life remains unclear since the scale of the...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.198v3
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