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A Molecular Phylogeny of Living Primates

  • Polina Perelman,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute–Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

    Current address: Laboratory of Cytogenetics of Animals, Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine, Novosibirsk, Russia

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  • Warren E. Johnson,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute–Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Christian Roos,

    Affiliation: Gene Bank of Primates and Primate Genetics Laboratory, German Primate Center, Göttingen, Germany

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  • Hector N. Seuánez,

    Affiliation: Division of Genetics, Instituto Nacional de Câncer and Department of Genetics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Julie E. Horvath,

    Affiliation: Department of Evolutionary Anthropology and Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Miguel A. M. Moreira,

    Affiliation: Division of Genetics, Instituto Nacional de Câncer and Department of Genetics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Bailey Kessing,

    Affiliation: SAIC–Frederick, Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute–Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Joan Pontius,

    Affiliation: SAIC–Frederick, Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute–Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Melody Roelke,

    Affiliation: SAIC–Frederick, Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute–Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Yves Rumpler,

    Affiliation: Physiopathologie et Médecine Translationnelle, Faculté de Médecine, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France

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  • Maria Paula C. Schneider,

    Affiliation: Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, Brazil

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  • Artur Silva,

    Affiliation: Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, Brazil

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  • Stephen J. O'Brien,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute–Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Jill Pecon-Slattery mail

    slatterJ@mail.nih.gov

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute–Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: March 17, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001342

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Bayesian approach

Posted by WIYC on 27 Apr 2011 at 15:03 GMT

This research was based on the Bayesian approach:
"We estimated the phylogeny and divergence time splits simultaneously using a Bayesian approach as implemented in the program BEAST ver 1.5.3 [76], [77]."

Bayesian approach is yet to be determined a reliable tool:
"Templeton, with a doctorate in human genetics and a master's in statistics, has determined that a recently published genetic analysis of deep human DNA evolution is mathematically erroneous and formally illogical.
The flaws of the analysis are due to the incorrect application of a statistical method known as approximate Bayesian computation (ABC), which led Nelson J. R. Fagundes of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and colleagues to support the validity of the controversial “Out of Africa” replacement hypothesis in a 2007 paper.
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No competing interests declared.

RE: Bayesian approach

themonkeyman replied to WIYC on 23 Jun 2011 at 15:26 GMT

Well they used Bayesian, Maximum Likelihood and Maximum Parsimony methods, so this critique is completely irrelevant.

No competing interests declared.

RE: Bayesian approach

ODiogoSilva replied to WIYC on 12 Aug 2013 at 14:06 GMT

The citation offered by WIYC refers to Aproximate Bayesian Computation, and not to Bayesian statistics in general. The software mentioned in the paper, BEAST, does not even used ABC.

No competing interests declared.