The Life of Trees   (Or:  Still Another Phylogeny Program)


The SAPP algorithm has been published as a scientific paper available on (Click Here for Link).

The following papers were used in the design and development of the SAPP program:

Walsh B. Estimating the time to the most recent common ancestor for the Y chromosome or mitochondrial DNA for a pair of individuals. Genetics. 2001;158(2):897-912.

Gascuel, O. BIONJ: an improved version of the NJ algorithm based on a simple model of sequence data. Mol Biol Evol (1997) 14 (7): 685-695.

Bruno, William J.; Socci, Nicholas D.; Halpern, Aaron L. Weighted Neighbor Joining: A Likelihood-Based Approach to Distance-Based Phylogeny Reconstruction. Mol Biol Evol (2000) 17 (1): 189-197.

Saitou, N.; Nei, M. The neighbor-joining method: a new method for reconstructing phylogenetic trees. Mol Biol Evol (1987) 4 (4): 406-425.

In addition, the following people knowingly or unknowingly contributed their expertise to the development of this program:

Mike Walsh

Maurice Gleeson

James Kane

James Irvine

Mark Jost

Robert Casey

… and many more of the experts!


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