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Phylogenies provide a useful way to understand the evolutionary history of genetic samples, and data sets with more than a thousand taxa are becoming increasingly common, notably with viruses e. Dating ancestral events is one of the first, essential goals with such data.
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With rooted trees, the former is solved using linear algebra in linear computing time i.
With unrooted trees the computing time becomes nearly quadratic i. Using simulated data, we show that their estimation accuracy is similar to that of the most sophisticated methods, while their computing time is much faster.
We apply these algorithms on a large data set comprising strains of Influenza virus from the pdm09 H1N1 Review naughty date pandemic. Again the show that these algorithms provide a very fast alternative with similar to those of other computer programs. These algorithms are implemented in the LSD software least-squares datingwhich can be downloaded from this webalong with all our data sets and detailed.
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