349 pages, Figs, tabs
Modern genetic methods have allowed the construction of detailed family trees and evolutionary histories. This book shows how such phylogenies can be used to answer questions about population dynamics, epidemiology, development, biodiversity, conservation and the evolution of genetic systems. It also outlines techniques for deciding what these new trees can tell us from a unified framework, so that a common set of methods can be applied.
"This comprehensive volume describes how phylogenetic trees can be used to address questions about population dynamics, epidemiology, development, biodiversity, conservation, and the evolution of genetic systems, and will interest biologists working in these and related fields."--BIOSIS
"The integration of phylogenies into areas outside of pure systematics has been one of the most striking developments in evolutionary biology over the past decade or so. . .New Uses for New Phylogenies. . .present[s] an extremely wide range of ideas, methods, and applications. . .Furthermore, although it is not a stated purpose of the book, the 20 chapters together demonstrate the special qualities of molecular data for addressing certain problems." --American Zoologist
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