Bayesian Inference of Phylogeny and Its Impact on Evolutionary Biology

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  14 Dec 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5550, pp. 2310-2314
DOI: 10.1126/science.1065889

eLetters is an online forum for ongoing peer review. Submission of eLetters are open to all. eLetters are not edited, proofread, or indexed.  Please read our Terms of Service before submitting your own eLetter.

Compose eLetter

Plain text

  • Plain text
    No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Author Information
First or given name, e.g. 'Peter'.
Your last, or family, name, e.g. 'MacMoody'.
Your email address, e.g.
Your role and/or occupation, e.g. 'Orthopedic Surgeon'.
Your organization or institution (if applicable), e.g. 'Royal Free Hospital'.
Statement of Competing Interests

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Enter the characters shown in the image.

Vertical Tabs

  • Reverend Bayes Reports Back to Popper

    Popperian corroboration assessment is a missing ingredient in Huelsenbeck et al.’s (1, 2) framework for Bayesian inference of phylogeny. We doubt that Bayesian posterior probabilities of phylogenetic hypotheses would be reliable on their own as measures of support and argue that these probabilities can be treated as Popperian evidence statements subject to corroboration assessment. Even a high posterior probability may not...

    Show More
    Competing Interests: None declared.

Stay Connected to Science