Phylogenetic Trees Made Easy : A How-To Manual
Reflecting new software updates, and with more advanced topics, the Fourth Edition helps the student create phylogenetic trees from protein or nucleic acid sequence data. The reader is taken step-by-step from identifying the sequences required, to drawing the tree for presentation to an intended audience.
- Paperback | 282 pages
- 175.26 x 236.22 x 15.24mm | 453.59g
- 07 Jul 2011
- Sinauer Associates Inc.,U.S.
- Sunderland, United States
- 4th ed. 2011
- 282 p.
Table of contents
Read Me First!.- Tutorial: Estimate a Tree.- Acquiring the Sequences.- Aligning the Sequences.- Major Methods for Estimating Phylogenetic Trees.- Neighbor-Joining Trees.- Drawing Phylogenetic Trees.- Parsimony.- Maximum Likelihood.- Bayesian Inference of Trees Using MrBayes.- Working with Various Computer Platforms.- Advanced Alignment Using GUIDANCE.- Reconstructing Ancestral Sequences.- Detecting Adaptive Evolution.- Phylogenetic Networks.- Some Final Advice: Learn to Program.- Appendix I. File Formats and Their Interconversion.- Appendix II. Additional Programs.- Appendix III. Frequently Asked Questions.
"Overall, this is an incredibly helpful book for those trying to reconstruct the evolutionary histories of proteins, species, or populations." --Sam Kieschnick, Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas
About Barry G. Hall
BARRY G. HALL is Director of the Bellingham Research Institute, Adjunct Professor of Genomics and Bioinformatics at the Allegheny-Singer Research Institute's Center for Genomic Sciences, and Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of Rochester, USA. He was a founding member of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution and has been Editor-in-Chief of the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution, and on the Editorial Boards of Genetica, the Journal of Molecular Evolution, and the Journal of Bacteriology.