Elena Dubrova. Phylogenetic networks with edge-disjoint recombination cycles. In Proceedings of SPIE Bioengineered and Bioinspired Systems II (SPIE-BBS II), Vol. 5839:381-388, 2005.
Keywords: galled tree, phylogenetic network, polynomial, site consistency.
"Phylogenetic analysis is a branch of biology that establishes the evolutionary relationships between living organisms. The goal of phylogenetic analysis is to determine the order and approximate timing of speciation events in the evolution of a given set of species. Phylogenetic networks allow to represent evolutionary histories that include events like recombination and hybridization. In this paper, we introduce a class of phylogenetic networks called extended galled-trees in which recombination cycles share no edge. We show that the site consistency problem, which is NP-hard in general, can be solved in polynomial time for this class of phylogenetic networks."