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P. Z. Revesz and Z. Li, Incremental phylogenetics by repeated insertions: An evolutionary tree algorithm, International Journal of Biology and Biomedical Engineering, 10, 148-158, 2016.
We introduce the idea of constructing hypothetical evolutionary trees using an incremental algorithm that inserts species one-by-one into the current evolutionary tree. The method of incremental phylogenetics by repeated insertions lead to an algorithm that can be used on DNA, RNA and amino acid sequences. According to experimental results on both synthetic and biological data, the new algorithm generates more accurate evolutionary trees than the UPGMA and the Neighbor Joining algorithms.