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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