The contributions of Joseph Felsenstein to the theory and practice of phylogenetic inference are well known. Felsenstein advanced the use of likelihood. Joe Felsenstein has had more positive influence on the statistical revolution of phylogenetics than any other researcher in the field. For that. Joseph Felsenstein, Inferring Phylogenies, Sinauer Assoc., , pp. xx + This is an important and very useful book that should be of interest to many.
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The book achieves this goal. Paperbackpages. His work has ranged from theoretical evolutionary genetics to statistical methods for inferring phylogenies.
Inferring Phylogenies – Paperback – Joseph Felsenstein – Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press is felsensteih department of the University of Oxford. Yet no book had summarized Meredith Miles rated it really liked it Nov 26, It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
Models of DNA evolution An impressive overview on the statistical methods used in phylogeny. The breadth is very wide with all the main expected topics.
Return to Book Page. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. In addition some terms were introduced with little or know explanation again an assumption of pre-existing knowledge that may not be present – perhaps a glossary would help sort this issue out, it would certainly have been useful in keeping up with the plethora of technical terms bandied about.
Ancestral states and branch lengths 7. It is an essential text and reference for anyone who wants to understand how phylogenies are reconstructed and how they are used. For researchers new to this area, the book describes contemporary methodology in a way that is both accessible and authoritative. Reviews “Joe Felsenstein has had more positive influence on the statistical revolution of phylogenetics than any other researcher in the field.
Statistical, computational, and algorithmic work on them has been ongoing for four decades, with great advances in understanding. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Felsenstein is a wonderful writer and I believe the math he describes is not only minimal, but unnecessary as the text provides wonderful descriptions of the methods.
Inferring Phylogenies – Joseph Felsenstein – Google Books
As phylogenies are inferred with various kinds of data, this book concentrates on some of the central ones: More recently, Felsenstein has been involved in the use of coalescence theory to make inferences about population history. I, felsensteon one, would like to hear them. Guinevere Jones rated it really liked it Jan 22, Robert Heckendorn rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Over 30 years ago Crow and Kimura produced what has become the cornerstone of theoretical population genetics.
As phylogenies are inferred with various kinds of data, this book concentrates on some of the central ones: Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Clearly explains the assumptions and logic of making inferences about phylogenies, and using them to make inferences about evolutionary processes. The power of this volume lies in its unique combination of an accessible style with undoubted intellectual authority.
Go directly to our online catalogue. Phylogenies are inferred with various kinds of data. Phylogenies evolutionary trees are basic to thinking about and analyzing differences between species.
Support Center Support Center. Inferring Phylogenies explains clearly the assumptions and logic of making inferences about phylogenies, and using them to make inferences about evolutionary processes. Reviewed by Stephen Wooding. Open Preview See a Problem? Not for the faint of heart! Erica rated it really liked it Feb 02, Inferring Phylogenies explains clearly the assumptions and logic of making inferences about phylogenies, and using them to make inferences about evolutionary processes.
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This book concentrates on some of the central felsenstwin To ask other readers questions about Inferring Phylogeniesplease sign up. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Razib Khan rated it it was amazing Feb 15, Bastian Greshake Tzovaras rated it liked it Feb 24, I am an evolutionary biologist working mostly in the field of molecular phylogenetics and this book has taught me almost everything I know.
Ebook This title is available as an ebook from RedShelf. Drury rated it it was ok Shelves: Inferring Phylogenies does just that in a single, compact volume.