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Morphology, shape and phylogenetics

Author: Norman Macleod; Peter L Forey; Systematics Association.
Publisher: London : Taylor & Francis, 2002.
Series: Systematics Association special volume.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a much needed summary of the interdisciplinary work between biologists and mathematicians who study shape and form of organisms and those who work on evolutionary relationships by analysis  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Macleod; Peter L Forey; Systematics Association.
ISBN: 0415240743 9780415240741
OCLC Number: 47356553
Description: 320 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Morphology, Shape and Phylogenetics, N. Macleod and P. Forey Homology, Characters and Continuous Variables, C.J. Humphries Quantitative Characters, Phylogenies, and Morphometrics, J. Felsenstein Scaling, Polymorphism and Cladistic Analysis, T.C. Rae Overlapping Variables in Botanical Systems, G. Reid and K. Sidwell Comparability, Morphometrics and Phylogenetic Systematics, D.L. Swiderski, M.L. Zelditch, and W.L. Fink Phylogenetic Signals in Morphometric Data, N. Macleod Creases as Morphometric Characters, F.L. Bookstein Geometric Morphometrics and Phylogeny, F.J. Rohlf A Parametric Bootstrap Approach to the Detection of Phylogenetic Signals in Landmark Data, T.M. Cole III, S. Lele, and J.T. Richtsmeier Phylogenetic Tests for Differences in Shape and the Importance of Divergence Times: Eldredge's Enigma Explored, P.D. Polly Ancestral States and Evolutionary Rates of Continuous Characters, A.J. Webster and A. Purvis Modelling the Evolution of Continuously Varying Characters on Phylogenetic Trees: The Case of Hominid Cranial Capacity Summary
Series Title: Systematics Association special volume.
Responsibility: edited by Norman Macleod and Peter Forey.
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'The editors have identified an area that is ready for a major synthetic contribution, and they have assembled an impressive list of authors' - Mark Wilkinson, Natural History Museum, UK

 
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