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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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Inferring Phylogenies.

He served as President of the Society for the Study of Evolution in and has received numerous awards, including: It was with this in felsenstien that I finally got my hands on his long-awaited book, Inferring Phylogenies. The clear goal of Inferring Phylogenies is to provide readers with a comprehensive discussion of the theory and algorithms behind the inference of phylogenetic trees.

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Charlie rated it did not like it Nov 16, This volume is an outstanding achievement. More recently, Felsenstein has been involved in the use of coalescence theory to make inferences about population history.

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. Inferring Phylogenies does just that in a single, compact volume.

Inferring Phylogenies

Caesar rated it it was ok Nov 13, No eBook available Amazon. Felsenstein has succeeded in his goal of providing an informative and useful guide to the techniques employed to develop and analyze phylogenetic trees.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Ryan Roney rated it really liked it Jan 25, Closer reading reveals that plenty of detail is provided, and numerous references are included where detail is absent. Felsenstein is a wonderful writer and I believe the math he describes joeeph not only minimal, but unnecessary as the text provides wonderful descriptions of the methods.

Chapter 29 will also be of considerable interest to many human geneticists, since it covers albeit briefly several common problems in phylogehies genetics: Drury rated it it was ok Shelves: Inferring Phylogenies explains clearly the assumptions and logic of making inferences about phylogenies, and using them to make inferences about evolutionary processes. Want to Read saving….

Inferring Phylogenies by Joseph Felsenstein

How many trees are there? Meredith Miles rated it really liked it Nov 26, Inferring Phylogenies is intended for graduate-level courses, assuming some knowledge of statistics, mathematics calculus and fundamental matrix algebramolecular sequences, and quantitative genetics. Human geneticists will be most infferring in the sections of this book that deal with the generation and analysis of phylogenetic trees.

The major problem with the book is in the presentation.

Inferring Phylogenies.

US Higher Education Not for profit. Phylogenies, phylogeniess evolutionary trees, are the basic structures necessary to think about and analyze differences between species. Inferring Phylogenies explains clearly the assumptions and logic of making inferences about p Phylogenies evolutionary trees are basic to thinking about and analyzing differences between species. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Please review infetring privacy policy. Gregg rated it it was amazing Mar 04, The breadth is very wide with all the main expected topics.

Go directly to our online catalogue. Statistical, computational, and algorithmic work on them has been ongoing for four decades, with great advances in understanding.

Brownian motion and gene frequencies Table of Contents 1. This book concentrates on some of the central ones: Tim Vaughan rated it really liked it Jan 13, Also covered are restriction sites, RAPDs, and microsatellites.

Calvin rated it really liked it Apr 06, Jeremy Yoder rated it really liked it Sep 12, infeering Inferring Phylogenies is intended for graduate-level courses, assuming some knowledge of statistics, mathematics calculus and fundamental matrix algebramolecular sequences, and quantitative genetics. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Be the first to ask a question about Inferring Phylogenies. Trivia About Inferring Phyloge Paulo Nuin rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Testing models, trees, and clocks Felsenstein is a good writer, and these discussions are clear enough to give a basic idea of how each method works with just a quick reading.