Partitionfinder 2: new methods for selecting partitioned models of evolution for molecular and morphological phylogenetic analyses

Robert Lanfear*, Paul B. Frandsen, April M. Wright, Tereza Senfeld, Brett Calcott

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    Abstract

    PartitionFinder 2 is a program for automatically selecting best-fit partitioning schemes and models of evolution for phylogenetic analyses. PartitionFinder 2 is substantially faster and more efficient than version 1, and incorporates many newmethods and features. These include the ability to analyzemorphological datasets, new methods to analyze genomescale datasets, new output formats to facilitate interoperability with downstream software, and many new models of molecular evolution. PartitionFinder 2 is freely available under an open source license and works on Windows, OSX, and Linux operating systems. It can be downloaded from www.robertlanfear.com/partitionfinder. The source code is available at https://github.com/brettc/partitionfinder.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)772-773
    Number of pages2
    JournalMolecular Biology and Evolution
    Volume34
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017

    Keywords

    • partitioning
    • AIC
    • BIC
    • AICc
    • model selection
    • molecular evolution

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