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Unique identifier OMICS_26278
Alternative name Bayesian estimation of species trees
Software type Application/Script
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux
Computer skills Advanced
Version 2.0
Stability Stable
Maintained No


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Distinguishing between Incomplete Lineage Sorting and Genomic Introgressions: Complete Fixation of Allospecific Mitochondrial DNA in a Sexually Reproducing Fish (Cobitis; Teleostei), despite Clonal Reproduction of Hybrids

PLoS One
PMCID: 4074047
PMID: 24971792
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080641

[…] on range of C. tanaitica.The relationships among C. elongatoides C. fahirae, and C. vardarensis appeared unresolved from patterns in gene tree topologies across mito-nuclear markers ().We applied the Bayesian estimation of species trees (BEST; ) that allows for stochastic differences of topology of individual gene trees resulting from lack of gene lineage coalescence between speciation events. BES […]


Evolutionary History of the Grey Faced Sengi, Rhynchocyon udzungwensis, from Tanzania: A Molecular and Species Distribution Modelling Approach

PLoS One
PMCID: 3754996
PMID: 24015252
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072506

[…] T to accommodate the possibility that introgression and HGT may be a substantial part of the evolutionary lineages of at least some populations within these species. Three species tree methods, BEST (Bayesian Estimation of Species Trees: , , *BEAST (Bayesian Evolutionary Analysis Sampling Trees: , and BP&P (Bayesian Phylogenetics & Phylogeography: , have been shown to accurately estimate phylogen […]


Phylogenetic relationships among Staphylococcus species and refinement of cluster groups based on multilocus data

BMC Evol Biol
PMCID: 3464590
PMID: 22950675
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-12-171

[…] Estimation of staphylococcal phylogeny was also performed on the unconcatenated dataset using Bayesian Estimation of Species Trees (BEST) analysis []. BEST analyses treated each locus as an independent gene, thereby inferring the likely species tree given four independent gene trees. Trees inf […]


43 genes support the lungfish coelacanth grouping related to the closest living relative of tetrapods with the Bayesian method under the coalescence model

BMC Res Notes
PMCID: 3069939
PMID: 21385375
DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-4-49

[…] d on the correct tree with high confidence [].To provide more evidence to resolve the origin of tetrapods, we used here the Bayesian method under the coalescence model with a newly published program (Bayesian Estimation of Species Trees, or BEST) for genome-scale phylogenetic analysis [-] and the jackknife method for taxon sub-sampling to analyze all 43 nuclear protein-encoding genes that are curr […]


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BEST institution(s)
Musuem of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
BEST funding source(s)
Supported by National Science Foundation (DEB 0743616).

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