Phylogenetic tree and community structure from a Tangled Nature model

Canko O., Taskin F., Argın K.

JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL BIOLOGY, vol.382, pp.216-222, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 382
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2015.07.005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.216-222
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


In evolutionary biology, the taxonomy and origination of species are widely studied subjects. An estimation of the evolutionary tree can be done via available DNA sequence data. The calculation of the tree is made by well-known and frequently used methods such as maximum likelihood and neighborjoining. In order to examine the results of these methods, an evolutionary tree is pursued computationally by a mathematical model, called Tangled Nature. A relatively small genome space is investigated due to computational burden and it is found that the actual and predicted trees are in reasonably good agreement in terms of shape. Moreover, the speciation and the resulting community structure of the food-web are investigated by modularity. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.