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Record number 336996
Title Ending a decade of deception: a valiant failure, a not-so-valiant failure, and a success story
Author(s) Brooks, D.R.; Dowling, A.P.G.; Veller, M.G.P. van; Hoberg, E.P.
Source Cladistics-The International Journal of the Willi Hennig Society 20 (2004)1. - ISSN 0748-3007 - p. 32 - 46.
Department(s) Biosystematics
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2004
Keyword(s) brooks parsimony analysis - host-parasite coevolution - a-posteriori methods - historical biogeography - vicariance biogeography - cladistic biogeography - phylogenetic biogeography - associations - assumptions - speciation
Abstract Prior studies involving two methods, Brooks Parsimony Analysis (BPA) and TreeMap, have found BPA to be the more reliable method. Recent criticisms leveled at these studies argue that the tests were unfairly created and biased in favor of BPA. The authors of a recent critique offered new exemplars to demonstrate flaws in BPA, plus a simple fix to correct the flaws found in TreeMap. A re-evaluation of their exemplars clearly shows that the authors' calculations are incorrect, their understanding of the methods is lacking, and that their simple fix does not work. Additional analyses using TreeMap 2.02 are run to show that TreeMap 2.02, like TreeMap 1.0, cannot adequately deal with widespread parasites, contrary to the claims of its supporters. Furthermore, the exemplars corroborate previous findings that BPA, when calculated correctly, is more reliable than TreeMap1.0 and TreeMap 2.02 and therefore the method of choice in coevolutionary and biogeographic studies
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