Nested clade analysis statistics

David Posada, Keith A. Crandall, Alan R. Templeton

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Nested clade analysis (NCA) is a flexible and powerful method to study the phylogeography of species and populations, implemented in the software GEODIS. Despite the popularity of this method, an explicit description of the exact equations used to compute the NCA statistics has never been published. Given the importance of the methodology and increased interest in exactly how it works, here we describe the exact equations implemented in the program GEODIS for the calculation of these statistics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)590-593
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • NCA
  • Nested clade analysis
  • Phylogeography
  • Population genetics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Ecology
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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