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Tree thinking : an introduction to phylogenetic biology

Author: David A Baum; Stacey D Smith
Publisher: Greenwood Village, Colo. : Roberts, 2012.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A Baum; Stacey D Smith
ISBN: 9781936221165 1936221160
OCLC Number: 767565978
Description: xx, 476 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Phylogenetic trees and their importance in modern biology --
Interpreting trees. Tree thinking and its importance in the development of evolutionary thought ; What a phylogenetic tree represents ; Trait evolution ; Relatedness and taxonomy ; Gene trees and species trees --
Inferring trees. Phylogenetic inference with parsimony ; Phylogenetic inference with distance, maximum likelihood and Bayesian methods ; Statistical tests of phylogenetic hypotheses ; Using trees to study character evolution ; Using trees to study space, time, and evolutionary diversification.
Responsibility: David A. Baum and Stacey D. Smith.

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