Rafflesiales long branches mislead MP. Proportion of simulated data sets (replicates) for which incorrect "long-branch" clades are recovered in maximum parsimony (black bars, 77 taxa), maximum parsimony (grey bars, 20 taxa), and maximum likelihood (open bars, 20 taxa) analyses. Inset is the model tree used to generate the simulated data sets. M = Mitrastema, B = Bdallophyton + Cytinus, R = Rafflesia + Rhizanthes + Sapria, P = Pilostyles.
Nickrent et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2004 4:40 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-4-40