|2020-12-24 ||A linear time solution to the Labeled Robinson-Foulds Distance problem|
Samuel Briand, Christophe Dessimoz, Nadia El-Mabrouk and Yannis Nevers
Recommended by Céline Scornavacca based on reviews by Gabriel Cardona, Jean-Baka Domelevo Entfellner , Barbara Holland and 1 anonymous reviewer
Comparing reconciled gene trees in linear time
Unlike a species tree, a gene tree results not only from speciation events, but also from events acting at the gene level, such as duplications and losses of gene copies, and gene transfer events . The reconciliation of phylogenetic trees consists in embedding a given gene tree into a known species tree and, doing so, determining the location of these gene-level events on the gene tree . Reconciled gene trees can be seen as phylogenetic trees where internal node labels are used to discrimi...
|2020-09-09 ||Bayesian investigation of SARS-CoV-2-related mortality in France|
Louis Duchemin, Philippe Veber, Bastien Boussau
Recommended by Valery Forbes based on reviews by Wayne Landis and 1 anonymous reviewer
Modeling the effect of lockdown and other events on the dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 in France
This study  used Bayesian models of the number of deaths through time across different regions of France to explore the effects of lockdown and other events (i.e., holding elections) on the dynamics of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic. The models accurately predicted the number of deaths 2 to 3 weeks in advance, and results were similar to other recent models using different structure and input data. Viral reproduction numbers were not found to be different between weekends and week days, and there wa...