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Knowles, L. Lacey

Estimating Species Trees: Practical and Theoretical Aspects

Knowles, L. Lacey - Estimating Species Trees: Practical and Theoretical Aspects, ebook

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Recent computational and modeling advances have produced methods for estimating species trees directly, avoiding the problems and limitations of the traditional phylogenetic paradigm where an estimated gene tree is equated with the history of species divergence. The overarching goal of the volume is to increase the visibility and use of these new methods by the entire phylogenetic community by specifically addressing several challenges: (i) firm understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the methodology, (ii) empirical examples demonstrating the utility of the methodology as well as its limitations, and (iii) attention to technical aspects involved in the actual software implementation of the methodology. As such, this volume will not only be poised to become the quintessential guide to training the next generation of researchers, but it will also be instrumental in ushering in a new phylogenetic paradigm for the 21st century.

Keywords: Evolutionary Biology, species trees, phylogenetic paradigm, gene tree, species divergence, DNA sequence data, sequencing technology, evolutionary biology, biological anthropology, evolutionary genetics, vertebrate paleontology

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2010
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
232 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118211403
Printed ISBN
9780470526859

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