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Molecular Evolution. A Phylogenetic Approach

  • ID: 2181809
  • Book
  • 352 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The study of evolution at the molecular level has given evolutionary biology a new impetus. Phylogenetic ′trees′ of gene sequences are a poweful tool for recovering evolutionary relationships among species, and can be used to answer a broad range of evolutionary and ecological questions. They are also beginning to permeate the medical sciences. In this book, the authors approach the study of molecular evolution with the phylogenetic tree as a central metaphor. This will equip students and professionals with the ability to see both the evolutionary relevance of molecular data, and the significance evolutionary theory has for molecular studies. The book is accessible, yet sufficiently detailed and explicit that the student can learn the mechanics of the procedures discussed. The book is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in molecular evolution/phylogenetic reconstruction. It will also be a useful supplement for students taking wider courses in evolution, as well as a valuable resource for professionals.
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The Archaeology of the Genome.

Trees; Genes: Organization, Function and Evolution.

Genes in Populations.

Measuring Genetic Change.

Inferring Molecular Phylogeny.

Models of Molecular Evolution.

Applications of Molecular Phylogenetics

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Roderick D.M. Page
Edward C. Holmes
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