It is becoming evident that substitution rate is a factor affecting accuracy of phylogenetic analyses using large genomic datasets.
This study uses simulation to estimate the optimal range of rates, and how they interact with tree size (number of terminals) and shape, and with rate variation among sites and lineages. The take home message is rather surprising.
Klopfstein S, Massingham T, Goldman N. 2017, in press. More on the best evolutionary rate for phylogenetic analysis. Syst. Biol.
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