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Cladistics: The Theory and Practice of Parsimony Analysis

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Series: Systematics Association Special Volumes Series Volume: 11

By: Ian J Kitching, Peter L Forey, Christopher J Humphries and David M Williams

228 pages, Figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jul 1998 | Edition: 2 | #75603 | ISBN: 0198501382
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Hardback | Dec 1998 | Edition: 2 | #75604 | ISBN: 0198501390
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About this book

Standard textbook for the field. The new edition takes in all the developments of the past five years. This book aims to present a thorough introduction to the principles of parsimony, methods of tree-building, and tree statistics, as well as looking at the use of cladistics in biogeography and classification.


Preface; Ch. 1 - Introduction to cladistic concepts; Ch. 2 - Characters and character coding; Ch. 3 - Cladogram construction, character polarity, and rooting; Ch. 4 - Optimization and the effects of missing values; Ch. 5 - Measures of character fit and character weighting; Ch. 6 - Support and confidence statistics for cladograms and groups; Ch. 7 - Consensus trees; Ch. 8 - Simultaneous and partitioned analysis; Ch. 9 - Three-item statements analysis; References; Glossary; Appendix: Computer programs

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