The contributions of Joseph Felsenstein to the theory and practice of phylogenetic inference are well known. Felsenstein advanced the use of likelihood. Joe Felsenstein has had more positive influence on the statistical revolution of phylogenetics than any other researcher in the field. For that. Joseph Felsenstein, Inferring Phylogenies, Sinauer Assoc., , pp. xx + This is an important and very useful book that should be of interest to many.
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Inferring Phylogenies by Joseph Felsenstein
Phylogenies evolutionary trees are basic to thinking about and analyzing differences between species. Statistical, computational, and algorithmic work on them has been ongoing for four decades, with great advances in understanding.
Yet no book has summarized this work until now. Inferring Phylogenies explains clearly the assumptions and logic of making inferences about p Phylogenies evolutionary trees are basic to thinking about and analyzing differences between species.
Inferring Phylogenies explains clearly the assumptions and logic of making inferences about phylogenies, and using them to make inferences about evolutionary processes.
It is an essential text and reference for anyone who wants to understand how felsenstien are reconstructed and how they are used.
As feksenstein are inferred with various kinds of data, this book concentrates on some of the central ones: Also covered are restriction sites, RAPDs, and microsatellites. Inferring Phylogenies is intended for graduate-level courses, assuming some knowledge of statistics, mathematics calculus and fundamental matrix algebramolecular sequences, and quantitative genetics.
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Be the first to ask a question about Inferring Phylogenies. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Apr 14, Bill Tyne rated it it was ok Shelves: After several false starts I finally read this cover to cover.
There is a lot of useful information on approaches to phylogeny and how to test various hypothesis and parameters related to evolutionary processes using phylogenetic approaches.
The major problem with the book is in the presentation. It assume a lot of prior knowledge that disbars it from all but a specialised audience, this is not for the general biologist or even the molecular biologist who might be interested in phylogenetics – i After several false starts I finally read this cover to cover.
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It assume a lot of prior knowledge that disbars it from all but a specialised audience, this is not for the general biologist or even the molecular biologist who might be interested in phylogenetics – it is aim firmly at bioinformaticians with a strong background in statistics and probability this includes the application of calculus and matrix algebra to equations exploring likelihood etc.
There are not enough worked examples in the text to clarify the endless equations presented. The odd occasion a worked example was present it was felwenstein helpful which underscores the felsnestein that a wider application of such examples would have improved the book no end.
In addition some terms were introduced with little or know explanation again an assumption of pre-existing knowledge that may not be present – perhaps a glossary would help josephh this issue out, it would certainly have been useful in keeping up with the plethora of technical terms bandied about. Finally the attitude of the author strike one as arrogant and contemptuous one can really sense the sneer as he mentions we mere biologists – an attitude that sadly does the bioinformaticians no favours.
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