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A stochastic Dollo model for lateral transfer

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Lateral transfer, a process whereby species exchange evolutionary traits through non-ancestral relationships, is a frequent source of model misspecification in phylogenetic inference. Lateral transfer obscures the phylogenetic signal in the data — the signal of the taxa ancestry — as the histories of affected traits are mosaics of the species phylogeny and may conflict with the underlying phylogeny. We control for the effect of lateral transfer in a Stochastic Dollo model and a Bayesian se...

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SSD
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Department of Statistics
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2017-03-11

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