Published in PLOS ONE, 2017
This paper introduces MinVar-Rooting, a method to root the tree at the point that minimizes the variance of the root to tip distances, and a linear-time algorithm to find the MinVar point.
Recommended citation: Mai, Uyen, Erfan Sayyari, and Siavash Mirarab. Minimum Variance Rooting of Phylogenetic Trees and Implications for Species Tree Reconstruction. Edited by Gabriel Moreno-Hagelsieb. PLOS ONE 12, no. 8 (2017): e0182238.