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Lost Branches on the Tree of Life

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  • Bryan T Drew
  • Romina Gazis
  • Patricia Cabezas
  • Kristen S Swithers
  • Jiabin Deng
  • Roseana Rodriguez
  • Laura A Katz
  • Keith A Crandall
  • David S Hibbett
  • Douglas E Soltis

Abstract

Failure to archive published data can impede reproducibility and inhibit downstream synthesis. Alarmingly, we estimate that ∼70% of existing DNA sequence alignments/phylogenetic trees, representing much of the underpinning of modern phylogenetic analysis, are no longer accessible. The evolutionary biology community needs to adopt policies ensuring that data are publicly archived upon publication.

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  • Bryan T Drew & Romina Gazis & Patricia Cabezas & Kristen S Swithers & Jiabin Deng & Roseana Rodriguez & Laura A Katz & Keith A Crandall & David S Hibbett & Douglas E Soltis, 2013. "Lost Branches on the Tree of Life," PLOS Biology, Public Library of Science, vol. 11(9), pages 1-5, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:plo:pbio00:1001636
    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001636
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