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KUKU

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Jul 12, 2021, 4:34:25 AMJul 12
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Hi all,
I have been using RAxML for more than a decade now. However, there is a question that I have not been able to get a proper answer regarding bootstrapping. What is the algorithm that is used to construct Bootstrap trees in each Bootstrap pseudoreplicate? This was not clearly stated in the manual when I checked the last time. I would appreciate if you could kindly explain this.

cheers,
Kanishka


Alexandros Stamatakis

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Jul 19, 2021, 12:09:47 AMJul 19
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Dear Kanishka,

Sorry for the late reply, your message ended up in my SPAM folder.

If you are using RAxML-NG https://github.com/amkozlov/raxml-ng the new
version it's just the standard tree search algorithm of RAxML with some
slight modifications/improvements which are described in the PhD thesis
of Alexey Kozlov.

If you are using standard RAxML (not supported any more) and -f b RAxML
will apply it's standard search algorithm to the BS replicate. The
algorithm is described in the RAxML-VI and RAxML-III papers in
Bioinformatics.

If you use -f x standard RAxML will use a faster more superficial
algorithm that is described in this paper here:

https://academic.oup.com/sysbio/article/57/5/758/1618491?login=true

Alexis
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