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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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Felsenstein advanced the use of likelihood methods in phylogenetic inference and wrote one of the most widely used software tools for inferring phylogenies, PHYLIP. Inferring Phylogenies explains clearly the assumptions and logic of making inferences about phylogenies, and using them to make inferences about evolutionary processes.

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Inferring Phylogenies – Paperback – Joseph Felsenstein – Oxford University Press

Statistical, computational, and algorithmic work in this field has been ongoing for four decades now, and there have been great advances in understanding.

Drury rated it it was ok Shelves: National Center phylobenies Biotechnology InformationU. Tim Vaughan rated it really liked it Jan 13, Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

Also covered ihferring restriction sites, RAPDs, and microsatellites. 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 with a strong background in statistics and probability this includes the application of calculus and matrix algebra to equations exploring likelihood etc.


Jan 11, J. Bayesian inference of phylogenies Closer reading reveals that plenty of detail is provided, and numerous references are included where detail is absent. Purchase Send feedback Also available as: Apr 14, Bill Tyne rated it it was ok Shelves: Ebook This title is available as an ebook from RedShelf.

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Razib Khan rated it it was amazing Feb 15, Yet no book has summarized this work until now. As phylogenies are inferred with various kinds of data, this book concentrates on some of the central ones: He served as President of the Society for the Study of Evolution in and inerring received numerous awards, including: Caesar rated it it was ok Nov 13, Karen Siu-ting rated it really liked it Oct 21, Testing models, trees, phylogeies clocks Phylogenies, or evolutionary trees, are the basic structures necessary to 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 taught me almost everything I know.

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Paul rated it it was amazing Jan 11, The publication of Inferring Phylogenies is a milestone for evolutionary biology in general and phylogenetics in particular. DRG rated it really liked it Sep 12, Bastian Greshake Tzovaras rated it liked it Feb 24, Process and Pattern in Evolution Charlotte J. Over 30 years ago Crow and Kimura produced what has become the cornerstone of theoretical population genetics.


Apr 06, Michiel rated it really liked it Shelves: Felsenstein is a wonderful writer and I believe the math he describes is not only minimal, but unnecessary as the text provides wonderful descriptions of the methods. Distance matrix methods The short answer is: Holmes, The Quarterly Review of Biology. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Inferring Phylogenies explains clearly the assumptions and logic of making inferences about p Felsenxtein evolutionary trees are basic to thinking about and analyzing differences between species.

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Inferring Phylogenies

US Higher Education Not for profit. Bootstrap, jackknife, and permutation tests Clearly explains the assumptions and logic of making inferences about phylogenies, and using them to make inferences about evolutionary processes. Nathanael Herrera rated it liked it Jan 08, 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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