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Contributed chapters authored by renowned scientists and covering recent results in the highly topical area of mathematics in evolution and phylogeny. Each chapter is a detailed overview of a specific topic, from the underlying concepts to the latest results.
This book gives us an interesting glimpse of how work on phylogenies will be preceived by mathematicians, computer scientists, and statisticians. Evolution, 60(4) ...an important contribution because it highlights the analysis of evolutionary problems as potential research avenues in applied mathematics. Systematic Biology, Vol 55 Mathematics of Evolution and Phylogeny is a valuable research tool for postgraduate students and researchers wanting an in-depth, overall introduction of the topics that it covers. Charles Semple, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Vol 20 No 9 ...the volume is an important contribution because it highlights the analysis of evolutionary problems as potential research avenues in applied mathematics. Systematic Biology Aimed at mathematicians, computer scientists, and statisticians, the book should serve them well as an introduction to phylogenies. Evolution, Joe Felsenstein
Introduction; 1. The minimum evolution distance-based approach of phylogenetic inference; 2. Likelihood calculation in molecular phylogenetics; 3. Bayesian inference in molecular phylogenetics; 4. Statistical approaches to test involving phylogenetics; 5. Mixture models in phylogenetic inference; 6. Hadamard conjugation: an analytic tool for phylogenetics; 7. Phylogenetic networks; 8. Recontructing the duplication history of tandemly repeated sequences; 9. Conserved segment statistics and rearrangement inferences in comparative genomics; 10. The inversion distance problem; 11. Genome rearrangement with gene families; 12. Reconstructing phylogenies from gene-content and gene-order data; 13. Distance-based genome rearrangement phylogeny; 14. How much can evolved characters tell us about the tree that generated them?
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