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Response to Comment on “Statistical binning enables an accurate coalescent-based estimation of the avian tree”

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Science  09 Oct 2015:
Vol. 350, Issue 6257, pp. 171
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa7719


Liu and Edwards argue against the use of weighted statistical binning within a species tree estimation pipeline. However, we show that their mathematical argument does not apply to weighted statistical binning. Furthermore, their simulation study does not follow the recommended statistical binning protocol and has data of unknown origin that bias the results against weighted statistical binning.

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