Ratio of mean phylogenetic distance of two phylogenetic trees

Description

Ratio of the mean phylogenetic distance between the tips in subtree to the mean phylogenetic distance between the tips in whole tree.

Usage

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RMPD(subtree, tree)

Arguments

subtree

A subset of phylogenetic tree

tree

A phylogenetic tree

Details

RMPD > 1 indicate the tips in the "subtree" are less phylogenetic related than in "tree". This ratio could be used as a representative of phylogenetic relationships of species that occurred in subtree in comparison with in "tree". RMPD < 1 indicate the tips in "subtree" are more close related

Author(s)

Jinlong Zhang jinlongzhang01@gmail.com

References

To be added

See Also

resid.tree

Examples

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data(bird.orders)
del <- del.tree.tip(bird.orders,3)
del.tree <- resid.tree(bird.orders, del)
RMPD(subtree = del.tree, tree = bird.orders)

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