Fig. 3: Example of an iterative chain of moves. | Nature Communications

Fig. 3: Example of an iterative chain of moves.

From: Harnessing machine learning to guide phylogenetic-tree search algorithms

Fig. 3

Evaluation metrics for the convergence behavior of an iterative chain of trees towards the maximum-likelihood tree. The chain was initiated with the Neighbor-Joining tree reconstructed for the protein-coding algae dataset we used as an example throughout the manuscript (iteration #0). The line plots represent the Robinson-Foulds distance from the maximum-likelihood tree (in blue; left Y axis), and the log-likelihood of the tree obtained in each iteration (in orange; right Y axis).

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