An analytical comparison of coalescent-based multilocus methods: The three-taxon case

An analytical comparison of coalescent-based multilocus methods: The three-taxon case

Sebastien Roch
(Submitted on 17 Jul 2012)

Incomplete lineage sorting (ILS) is a common source of gene tree incongruence in multilocus analyses. A large number of methods have been developed to infer species trees in the presence of ILS. Here we provide a mathematical analysis of several coalescent-based methods. Our analysis is performed on a three-taxon species tree and assumes that the gene trees are correctly reconstructed along with their branch lengths.