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Molecular Phylogeny of Microorganisms

Edited By: Aharon Oren and R Thane Papke

230 pages, illus

Caister Academic Press

Hardback | Jul 2010 | #191822 | ISBN-13: 9781904455677
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In this book, leading scientists from around the world explore current concepts in molecular phylogeny and their application with respect to microorganisms. The authors describe the different approaches applied today to elucidate the molecular phylogeny of prokaryotes (and eukaryotic protists) and review current phylogenetic methods, techniques and software tools. Topics covered include: a historical overview, computational tools, multilocus sequence analysis, 16S rRNA phylogenetic trees, rooting of the universal tree of life, applications of conserved indels, lateral gene transfer, endosymbiosis and the evolution of plastids.

obligatory reading for all microbiologists to understand the essential concepts of microbial systematics and the present tree of live in our planet. from Mercedes Berlanga (University of Barcelona, Spain) writing in International Microbiology (2010) 13: 219-220


Chapter 1 Concepts About Phylogeny of Microorganisms: A Historical Overview Chapter 2 Methods and Programs for Calculation of Phylogenetic Relationships from Molecular Sequences Chapter 3 Multilocus Sequence Analysis and Bacterial Species Phylogeny Estimation Chapter 4 Molecular Phylogeny of Microorganisms: Is rRNA Still a Useful Marker? Chapter 5 The Phyla of Prokaryotes, Cultured and Uncultured Chapter 6 Rooting the Tree of Life Chapter 7 Applications of Conserved Indels for Understanding Microbial Phylogeny Chapter 8 Construction and Deconstruction: Influence of Lateral Gene Transfer on the Evolution of the Tree of Life Chapter 9 Horizontal Gene Transfer and the Formation of Groups of Microorganisms Chapter 10 Endosymbiosis and the Evolution of Plastids

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