We report on a suite of algorithms and techniques that together provide a simulation flow for studying the topological accuracy of methods for reconstructing phylogenetic networks. We implemented those algorithms and techniques and used three phylogenetic reconstruction methods for a case study of our tools. We present the results of our experimental studies in analyzing the relative performance of these methods. Our results indicate that our simulator and our proposed measure of accuracy, the latter an extension of the widely used Robinson-Foulds measure, offer a robust platform for the evaluation of network reconstruction algorithms.
|Title of host publication||Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing. Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - Aug 18 2003|