Dear R-sig-phylo, I was wondering - is anyone aware of methods or models that can deal with traits that are have evolved seasonal discrete plasticity in some lineages, whereas in other lineages such seasonality has not evolved (and so traits evolve as a discrete character?). I’m helping a colleague who wants to estimate transition rates in a group of butterflies for particular color patterns.
I have been thinking that a workaround might be to code zero length terminal branches for lineages which have seasonal plasticity so that some of that information can be incorporated into ML reconstructions. Or to simply code two sets of characters for with ’season’ assumed to be homologous. Any ideas? best, Jake Berv _______________________________________________ R-sig-phylo mailing list - Remail@example.com https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-sig-phylo Searchable archive at http://firstname.lastname@example.org/