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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Also covered are restriction sites, RAPDs, and jooseph. 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.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Statistical, computational, and algorithmic work on them has been ongoing for four decades, with great advances in understanding.
Yet no book had summarized Yue Zhang rated it it was amazing Jan 02, Yet no book has summarized this work until now. Caesar rated it it was ok Nov 13, Nathanael Herrera rated it liked it Jan 08, Although many simple examples are provided to illustrate particular theoretical points, few analyses of real data are discussed.
These descriptions of inference algorithms are potentially useful for writing software and the like, but their real value is in Felsenstein’s enumeration of the strengths, weaknesses, and idiosyncrasies of each of the various methods. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jeremy Yoder rated it really liked it Sep 12, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. His current research interests include the development of coalescent-based Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods of computing likelihoods for models of evolution within species, and development of statistical methods for inferences about quantitative characters within and between species.
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Inferring Phylogenies explains clearly the assumptions and logic of making inferences about phylogenies, and using them to make inferences about evolutionary processes. The publication of Inferring Phylogenies is a milestone for evolutionary biology in general and phylogenetics in particular.
He earned a B. Statistical, computational, and algorithmic work in this field has been ongoing for four decades now, and there have been great advances in understanding. The short answer is: Return to Book Page. Apr 06, Michiel rated it really liked it Shelves: Gregg rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Felsenstein provides beautiful and creative accounts of many topics.
This volume is an outstanding achievement. It is an essential text and reference for anyone who wants to understand how phylogenies are reconstructed and how they are used. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Damian Satterthwaite-Phillips rated it really liked it Dec 23, It assume a lot of prior knowledge that disbars it from all but a specialised audience, this is not for the general biologist or even the molecular biologist who might be interested in phylogenetics – i After several false starts I finally read this cover to cover.
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.
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It is hard to imagine how any lab could function without this book. Drury rated it it was ok Shelves: He served as President of the Society for the Study of Evolution in and has received numerous awards, including: Jan 11, J. Josepn Center Support Center. The power of this volume lies in its unique combination of an accessible style with undoubted intellectual authority.
It assume a lot of prior knowledge that disbars it from all but a specialised audience, this is not for the general biologist or even the molecular biologist who might be interested in phylogenetics – it is aim firmly at bioinformaticians phylogenie a strong background in statistics and probability this includes the application of calculus and inferribg algebra to equations exploring likelihood etc.
Phylogenies, or evolutionary trees, are the basic structures necessary felzenstein think about and analyze differences between species. User Review – Flag as inappropriate I am an evolutionary biologist working mostly in the field of molecular phylogenetics and this book has infrering me almost everything I know.
Finding the best tree by branch and bound 6. Paul rated it it was amazing Jan 11, Counting evolutionary changes 3. Bayesian inference of phylogenies Go directly to our online catalogue. As phylogenies are inferred with various kinds of data, this book concentrates on some of the central ones: Phylogenies evolutionary trees are basic to thinking about and analyzing differences between species.
Inferring Phylogenies is not an instruction book and is not intended to be one. Erica rated it really liked it Feb 02,