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Table 4 A summary of the properties of the different characters of the suggested phylogenies

From: Reconstruction of real and simulated phylogenies based on quartet plurality inference

  Classification by phylum Classification by order
QP2 tree Tree is perfect Tree is not perfect. Three leaves misplaced
16s tree Tree is perfect Tree is not perfect. Two leaves misplaced
Synteny tree Tree is not perfect. One leaf misplaced Tree is not perfect. Three leaves misplaced
  1. A tree can either be perfect (i.e., induce a perfect separation with respect to the relevant character) or not, in which case the number of taxa needed to be replaced in order to make the tree perfect is indicated. We see that no single tree is perfect with respect to order, but the QP2 tree and the 16s tree are perfect with respect to phylum