Idea of maximum parsimony in phylogenetic tree construction

Write down the main idea of maximum parsimony in the phylogenetic tree construction. And also write down the demerits?




Maximum Parsimony (or MP) problem aims at the reconstructing the phylogenetic tree from DNA series while minimizing the number of the genetic transformations. To resolve this NP- complete problem, heuristic techniques have been developed, frequently based upon local search. In this paper, we focus on affect of the neighborhood relations.

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