DIMACS Workshop on Reticulated Evolution
September 20 - 21, 2004
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Presented under the auspices of the
Special Focus on Computational Molecular Biology and the Special Focus on Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology.
- Mel Janowitz, DIMACS, email@example.com
- Randy Linder, University of Texas, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bernard Moret, University of New Mexico, email@example.com
Species evolution has long been modelled as a branching process that can uniquely be represented by a tree topology. In such a topology, each species can only be linked to its closest ancestor, while interspecies relationships such as species hybridization or lateral gene transfer in bacteria are not allowed. With the advent of phylogenetic analysis at the molecular level, there is increasing evidence that such a model is inadequate. This workshop will explore the history and latest status of these new models of "reticulate evolution", and will be coupled with a smaller working group meeting designed to explore promising avenues for future research.
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