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Measures of Clade Confidence Do Not Correlate with Accuracy of Phylogenetic Trees

  • Barry G Hall mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: barryhall@zeninternet.com

    Affiliation: Bellingham Research Institute, Bellingham, Washington, United States of America

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  • Stephen J Salipante

    Affiliation: Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Published: March 16, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.0030051

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Retraction

Posted by rquiroga on 28 Dec 2011 at 15:46 GMT

Just wanted to point out a retraction for this paper was published here:
http://www.ploscompbiol.o...

I quote:

The major conclusion of our paper, as given in its title, is therefore invalid, and the paper must be retracted. We have now corrected the script and reanalyzed the trees in Tables 1–6. The results show that there are strong correlations between clade confidence and the probability that a clade is valid for Bayesian posterior probabilities and for Maximum Likelihood bootstrap percentages and weaker correlations for Maximum Likelihood aLRT values. We have prepared a new paper describing this reanalysis and the results achieved and have submitted it for publication.

No competing interests declared.