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Inferring phylogenies

Inferring phylogenies

Author: Joseph Felsenstein
Publisher: Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Phylogenies (evolutionary trees) are basic to thinking about and analyzing differences between species. This title explains the assumptions and logic of making inferences about phylogenies, and using them to make inferences about evolutionary processes.

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Genre/Form: Internet resource
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Felsenstein
ISBN: 0878931775 9780878931774
OCLC Number: 52127769
Description: xx, 664 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 23 cm
Contents: Parsimony methods --
Counting evolutionary changes --
How many trees are there? --
Finding the best tree by heuristic search --
Finding the best tree : branch and bound --
Ancestral states and branch lengths --
Variants of parsimony --
Compatibility --
Statistical properties of parsimony --
A digression on history and philosophy --
Distance matrix methods --
Quartets of species --
Models of DNA evolution --
Models of protein evolution --
Restriction sites, RAPDS, and microsatellites --
Likelihood methods --
Hadamard methods --
Bayesian inference of phylogenies --
Testing models, trees and clocks --
Bootstrap, jackknife, and permutation tests --
Paired sites tests --
Invariants --
Brownian motion and gene frequencies --
Quantitative characters --
Comparative methods --
Coalescent trees --
Likelihood calculations on coalescents --
Coalescents and species trees --
Alignment, gene families, and genomics --
Consensus trees and distances between trees --
Biogeography, hosts, and parasites --
Phylogenies and paleontology --
Tests based on tree shape --
Drawing trees --
Phylogeny software.
Responsibility: Joseph Felsenstein.
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It is an essential text and reference for anyone who wants to understand how phylogenies are reconstructed and how they are used.As phylogenies are inferred with various kinds of data, this book  Read more...


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