Table 1

Comparison between root inference methods.

50 leaves

Agreement


Number Nodes

Maximal

Ortheus


Prune w/Pecan

30

0.880

0.579

15

0.909

0.560

7

0.912

0.555


Prune w/FSA

30

0.912

0.574

15

0.893

0.523

7

0.885

0.495


Prune w/MUSCLE

30

0.899

0.579

15

0.896

0.555

7

0.905

0.501


The average agreement score of Prune alignments when Maximal and Ortheus root inference methods are used. Fifty alignment problems with fifty leaf species and ~10 kilobases of sequence were used. Three underlying alignment algorithms and three different maximum sub-tree sizes were used in the comparison. The faster Maximal method performed better across all comparisons that Ortheus for this application.

Roskin et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2011 12:144   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-12-144

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