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dc.contributor.authorYourdkhani, Samaneh
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-03T22:04:52Z
dc.date.available2020-10-03T22:04:52Z
dc.date.issued2020-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/11303
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2020en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents two projects in mathematical phylogenetics. The first presents a new, statistically consistent, fast method for inferring species trees from topological gene trees under the multispecies coalescent model. The algorithm of this method takes a collection of unrooted topological gene trees, computes a novel intertaxon distance from them, and outputs a metric species tree. The second establishes that numerical and non-numerical parameters of a specic Prole Mixture Model of protein sequence evolution are generically identifiable. Algebraic techniques are used, especially a theorem of Kruskal on tensor decomposition.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsChapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2: Inferring Species Tree from Gene Trees -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Background and Notation -- 2.3 Weighted Rooted Triple Metrization of a Rooted Tree -- 2.4 Weighted Quartet Metrization of an Unrooted Tree -- 2.5 Weighted Quartet Distance Supertree and Consensus Algorithms -- 2.6 Algorithm Performance in Simulations -- References. Chapter 3: Identiability of a Protein Model -- 3.1 Abstract -- 3.2 Introduction -- 3.3 Markov Models on Trees -- 3.4 Algebraic Denitions and Lemmas -- 3.4.1 Denitions -- 3.4.2 Rank Propositions -- 3.5 Algebraic Aspects of the Prole Mixture Model -- 3.6 Identiability of Parameters for the Prole Mixture Model -- 3.7 Some other results -- References. Chapter 4: Conclusion and Future Work -- References -- Appendix.en_US
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dc.subjectphylogenyen_US
dc.subjectmathematical modelsen_US
dc.subjectevolutionary geneticsen_US
dc.subjectbiologyen_US
dc.subjectcomputational biologyen_US
dc.titleInvestigations in phylogenetics: tree inference and model identifiabilityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreephden_US
dc.identifier.departmentDepartment of Mathematics and Statisticsen_US
dc.contributor.chairRhodes, John A.
dc.contributor.chairAllman, Elizabeth S.
dc.contributor.committeeMcIntyre, Julie
dc.contributor.committeeWilliams, Gordon
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