Phylogenetic Trees Made Easy

Phylogenetic Trees Made Easy : A How-To Manual

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 175.26 x 236.22 x 15.24mm | 453.59g
  • Sunderland, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th ed. 2011
  • 282 p.
  • 0878936068
  • 9780878936069
  • 212,579

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.
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"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
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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.
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