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Academic & Professional Books  Evolutionary Biology  Cladistics, Phylogeny, Phenology & Taxonomy

Cladistics: A Practical Course in Systematics

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By: Ian J Kitching, Peter L Forey, Christopher J Humphries and David M Williams
202 pages, Illus
Cladistics: A Practical Course in Systematics
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  • Cladistics: A Practical Course in Systematics ISBN: 9780198577669 Hardback Oct 1993 Out of Print #28681
  • Cladistics: A Practical Course in Systematics ISBN: 9780198577676 Hardback Dec 1992 Out of Print #19468
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About this book

Cladistics is a method used to reconstruct genealogies by classifying organisms based on common ancestry, and is used for comparative studies in all fields of biology. This book is based on a successful course run annually and sponsored by the Systematics Association. Its aim it to present a thorough introduction to the principles of parsimony, methods of tree building, and tree statistics. The implementation of cladistics in biogeography and classification is also covered.

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1. Cladistic theory; 2. Character coding; 3. The determination of character polarity; 4. Tree-building techniques; 5. Tree statistics; 6. DNA analysis: theory; 7. DNA analysis: methods; 8. Fossils and cladistic analysis; 9. Cladistic biogeography; 10. Formal classification

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Textbook Out of Print
By: Ian J Kitching, Peter L Forey, Christopher J Humphries and David M Williams
202 pages, Illus
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