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Mathematics of Evolution and Phylogeny

By: Olivier Gascuel(Editor)

416 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Oct 2007 | #169818 | ISBN-13: 9780199231348
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About this book

Mathematics of Evolution and Phylogeny considers evolution at different scales: sequences, genes, gene families, organelles, genomes and species. The focus is on the mathematical and computational tools and concepts, which form an essential basis of evolutionary studies, indicate their limitations, and give them orientation. Recent years have witnessed rapid progress in the mathematics of evolution and phylogeny, with models and methods becoming more realistic, powerful, and complex.

Aimed at graduates and researchers in phylogenetics, mathematicians, computer scientists and biologists, and including chapters by leading scientists, this book of contributed chapters explains the basis and covers the recent results in this highly topical area.

"It is great value for graduate students and researchers in phylogeny, and it offers a wide field for applied mathematicians."
EMS Newsletter

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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


Contents

Introduction, Olivier Gascuel
1: The minimum evolution distance-based approach of phylogenetic inference, Richard Desper and Olivier Gascuel
2: Likelihood calculation in molecular phylogenetics, David Bryant, Nicolas Galtier, and Marie-Anne Poursat
3: Bayesian inference in molecular phylogenetics, Ziheng Yang
4: Statistical approaches to test involving phylogenetics, Susan Holmes
5: Mixture models in phylogenetic inference, Mark Pagel and Andrew Meade
6: Hadamard conjugation: an analytic tool for phylogenetics, Michael D. Hendy
7: Phylogenetic networks, Vincent Moulton and Katharina Huber
8: Recontructing the duplication history of tandemly repeated sequences, Olivier Gascuel, Denis Bertrand, and Olivier Elemento
9: Conserved segment statistics and rearrangement inferences in comparative genomics, David Sankoff
10: The inversion distance problem, Anne Bergeron, Julia Mixtacki, and Jens Stoye
11: Genome rearrangement with gene families, Nadia El-Mabrouk
12: Reconstructing phylogenies from gene-content and gene-order data, Bernard M.E. Moret, Jijun Tang, and Tandy Warnow
13: Distance-based genome rearrangement phylogeny, Li-San Wang and Tandy Warnow
14: How much can evolved characters tell us about the tree that generated them?, Elchanan Mossel and Mike Steel


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Biography

Edited by Olivier Gascuel, Centre National de La Recherche Scientifique


Contributors:
- Olivier Gascuel
- Richard Desper and Olivier Gascuel
- David Bryant, Nicolas Galtier, and Marie-Anne Poursat
- Ziheng Yang
- Susan Holmes
- Mark Pagel and Andrew Meade
- Michael D. Hendy
- Vincent Moulton and Katharina Huber
- Olivier Gascuel, Denis Bertrand, and Olivier Elemento
- David Sankoff
- Anne Bergeron, Julia Mixtacki, and Jens Stoye
- Nadia El-Mabrouk
- Bernard M.E. Moret, Jijun Tang, and Tandy Warnow
- Li-San Wang and Tandy Warnow
- Elchanan Mossel and Mike Steel

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