Scores found over time for PTM and PAUP*. A comparison of scores found over time between Partial Tree Mixing (PTM) and PAUP*  (Stepwise Maximum Parsimony followed by TBR). Although PAUP* achieves better scores during the early phases of the search, PTM achieves significantly better results after 30000 seconds.
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