Weights for data related by a tree. Academic Article uri icon


  • How can one characterize a set of data collected from different biological species, or indeed any set of data related by an evolutionary tree? The structure imposed by the tree implies that the data are not independent, and for most applications this should be taken into account. We describe strategies for weighting the data that circumvent some of the problems of dependency.

published proceedings

  • J Mol Biol

author list (cited authors)

  • Altschul, S. F., Carroll, R. J., & Lipman, D. J.

citation count

  • 130

complete list of authors

  • Altschul, SF||Carroll, RJ||Lipman, DJ

publication date

  • June 1989