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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There is a lot of useful information on approaches to phylogeny and how to test various hypothesis and parameters related to evolutionary processes using phylogenetic approaches.
Apr 14, Bill Tyne rated it it was ok Shelves: Chapters of particular interest will likely be those describing the various methods of inference chapters 1, 2, 11, and 16which are useful for choosing and evaluating methods for use with one’s own data.
Felsenstein advanced the use of likelihood methods in phylogenetic inference and wrote one of the most widely used software tools for inferring phylogenies, PHYLIP. Preview — Inferring Phylogenies by Joseph Felsenstein. Also covered are restriction sites, RAPDs, and microsatellites.
Beginning with fundamental issues, such as the counting of evolutionary changes chapter 2the book goes on to cover various categories of inference algorithms parsimony methods in chapters 1 and 7, distance methods in chapter 11, and likelihood methods in chapter 16as well as their specific implementations. It will be a long time before there will be a comparable book; perhaps the field felsensfein now growing too fast for there to ever be one.
Testing felsensyein, trees, and clocks Statistical, computational, and algorithmic work on them has been ongoing for four decades, with great advances in understanding.
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Yet no book has summarized this work until now.
Open Preview See a Problem? The latter part of the book is concerned with the statistical analysis of phylogenies: No eBook available Amazon. Trivia About Inferring Phyloge Reviewed by Stephen Wooding.
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Models of DNA evolution Reviews “Joe Felsenstein has had more positive influence on the statistical revolution of phylogenetics than any other researcher in the field. Caesar rated it it was ok Nov 13, Peter rated it really liked it Dec 10, Yue Zhang rated it it was amazing Jan 02, Yet no book had summarized this work.
Over 30 years ago Crow and Kimura produced what has become the cornerstone of theoretical population genetics. Quotes from Inferring Phyloge Purchase Send feedback Also available as: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Although many simple examples are provided to illustrate particular theoretical points, few analyses felsensteein real data are discussed.
As phylogenies are inferred with various kinds of data, this book concentrates on some of the central ones: For ‘old hands,’ it provides a wealth of background and commentary. Inferring Phylogenies by Joseph Felsenstein.
Yet no book has summarized this work until now. I, for one, would like to hear them. Drury rated it it was ok Shelves: Finding the best tree by heuristic search 5. His work has ranged from theoretical evolutionary genetics to statistical methods for inferring phylogenies.