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BMC Biol. 2012; 10: 13.
Published online 2012 February 27. doi:  10.1186/1741-7007-10-13
PMCID: PMC3287151

Do we still need supertrees?


The up-dated species level phylogeny for the carnivores using a supertree approach provides new insights into the evolutionary origin and relationships of carnivores. While the gain in biological knowledge is substantial, the supertree approach is not undisputed. I discuss the principles of supertree methods and the competitor supermatrix approaches. I argue that both methods are important to infer phylogenetic relationships.

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