## Analyzing and Visualizing Sequence and Distance Data Using SplitsTree (1996)

Venue: | Discrete Appl. Math |

Citations: | 18 - 2 self |

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@ARTICLE{Dress96analyzingand,

author = {A. Dress and D. Huson and V. Moulton},

title = {Analyzing and Visualizing Sequence and Distance Data Using SplitsTree},

journal = {Discrete Appl. Math},

year = {1996},

volume = {71},

pages = {95--109}

}

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### Abstract

In this paper, we describe and illustrate a tool for analyzing and visualizing sequence and distance data, called the splits-graph. The construction of this graph is based upon the split-decomposition technique which is a procedure to decompose a given metric de#ned on a #nite set in a canonical wayinto a sum of simpler metrics. In a way, this technique is comparable to Fourier analysis which also decomposes a given object under consideration #that is a periodic signal# into a sum of simpler such objects, in a canonical way. The splits-graph and the theory behind it have been developed mainly in Bielefeld over the last 5 years. The procedure for producing splits-graphs has been implemented in the SplitsTree program whichwe also describe and whichisavailable from the authors. 1 Introduction One of the main problems in phylogenetic analysis is to #nd a good method for analyzing and visualizing aphylogenetic distance data set, in order to better understand the phylogenetic ...